The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina Monitoring Conditions as Response Begins

October 03, 2015
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina Monitoring Conditions as Response Begins

Charlotte, North Carolina  (October 3, 2015) – As rain continues to fall in the Carolinas, The Salvation Army is monitoring weather conditions from the Emergency Operations Centers in North and South Carolina. All Salvation Army units in the division are on standby and are continuing to assess the needs in their local communities. 

“With continued heavy rain forecast for the Carolinas, The Salvation Army is ready to support the needs of those impacted by the storms,” said Major Tom Louden, General Secretary of The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “It is a privilege to show the love of Christ by serving those who need us most.”

On Friday evening Salvation Army response efforts began in several communities in South Carolina. 

  • Anderson, SC  - The Stringer Emergency Lodge is open and operating as normal, however there are spaces for people as needed resulting from this flooding event.
     
  • Columbia, SC - In collaboration with other local organizations and agencies, Salvation Army personnel is providing mass feeding and hydration support to an Inclement Weather Center shelter in Columbia through Sunday.
     
  • Orangeburg, SC -Salvation Army personnel will provide support with mass feeding and hydration to the Orangeburg County emergency operations center through Sunday evening.
     
  • Greenville, SC – The Salvation Army of Greenville, SC has opened an additional 35 beds for people who are homeless or are in low-lying areas.

For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit www.disaster.salvationarmy.

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