Salvation Army Supports Volunteers & Responders in Search for Missing UVA Student

September 24, 2014
Matt Pochily | | (804) 389-2944

Charlottesville, VA (September 24, 2014) In the search for Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia who has been mising since the early morning of September 13, The Salvation Army of Charlottesville, VA has provided support to volunteers and responders in the search efforts.

The Charlottesville Salvation Army Disaster Team arrived at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville in the afternoon of Thursday, September 18 and provided comfort and support in the form of prayer,  re-hydration, snacks and meals for Search and Rescue Teams from throughout the state who were on hand to assist in the efforts to find Hannah Graham. On Friday, September 19 the disaster team relocated to the John Paul Jones Arena to continue their efforts.

During their assistance to the search efforts, The Salvation Army has provided more than 1,000 meals, 1,200 soft drinks, water, chips and other snack items and more than1,200 hours of service to Search and Rescue Teams, Sherriff, Police and support personnel.

The Salvation Army will continue to provide these services along with our prayers for the family of Ms. Graham.

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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