The Salvation Army in North Carolina Prepares for Earl
CHARLOTTE, NC - Salvation Army personnel across the Carolinas have been notified of the potential impacts from Hurricane EARL. Personnel in coastal North Carolina communities are reviewing local response plans and procedures for the potential of localized deployment to impacted communities. As a result, all Salvation Army centers along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor through North Carolina have been notified to prepare for disaster response and service.
“Our focus at this time is to be prepared locally with a plan, personnel and resources so that our local Salvation Army Corps can provide assistance as required or requested in coordination with county and state emergency management officials”, said Mike Patterson, Emergency Disaster Services Director for the North & South Carolina Division.
The Salvation Army is coordinating with the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) through a Salvation Army liaison officer.
The Salvation Army encourages all residents in Earl’s potential path to prepare an emergency supply kit, an evacuation plan and to stay informed of all warnings and potential protective actions. Disaster response professionals in North Carolina recommend visiting http://www.readync.org/ for tips in developing their individual family preparedness plan.
The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by Hurricane Earl to visit http://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/ or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-SAL-ARMY begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-SAL-ARMY end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Monetary donations will be used to meet immediate needs. The Salvation Army currently is not accepting donations of clothing and furniture for storm victims; however, please continue supporting your local Salvation Army thrift store and the much needed programs your in-kind gifts support.