Salvation Army Mobile Canteens Hope on Wheels

October 07, 2015
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Mobile Canteens  Hope on Wheels

Columbia, SC (October 7, 2015)—Today twelve Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens are rolling in from all over the Carolinas and Georgia, ready to serve a hot meal, a cold drink, and spread God’s love to people who have been devastated by the historic floods in South Carolina. Currently, The Salvation Army is serving in multiple locations throughout South Carolina—from the coast to the Midlands area—and response is expanding as roads and neighborhoods become accessible.

“The Salvation Army was here long before the storms and we will be here serving the community as long as we are needed,” said Major Roger Coulson, Regional Coordinate and Corps Officer from The Salvation Army of the Midlands. “We will continue to assess the needs that people have and maximize the resources that the people have entrusted to The Salvation Army.”

A canteen from The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte came to town Monday afternoon. This unit is serving shelters and first responders in the Eastover community, one of the hardest hit in the flooding.

“We got a call today from a fire department – those guys had not eaten all day. They were way too busy,” said Lieutenant Chwight Olige, Corps Officer from The Salvation Army Charlotte. “We turned around and were able to feed all 35 guys a meal of pork chops, green beans, and fruit. Those guys had given so much all day – we were so blessed to be able to serve them.”

South Carolina is just beginning to see the devastating impact of the floods. The Salvation Army is here. We are serving in His name all who need us. We will continue until we are not needed any more.

How Your Donations Help on The Salvation Army Feed
• A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.

• A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one 
  household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.

• A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel
  at the scene of a disaster.

• A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station
  operational for 24 hours.

• A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational
  for one day.

 

It is easy to give to The Salvation Army:

Financial Contributions Encouraged
Donors are encouraged to make a financial contribution rather to support Salvation Army disaster relief efforts.  Financial donations allow The Salvation Army to purchase needed supplies quickly and to efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims.

• By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

• Online:https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster/East-Coast-Floods-Disaster-Relief

• By mail: Send your gift to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301 or to    
  your local Salvation Army unit.  Please make checks payable to "The Salvation Army" and clearly mark
  your gift "East Coast Floods."

• By Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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