Columbia, SC (October 15, 2015) - Today Joey Logano, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series #22, and Jordan Anderson, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver and South Carolina native, visited two Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens serving in Columbia, SC. They were there to thank first responders for their service during the flood and to serve meals to folks impacted by the floods that devastated parts of South Carolina.
"I was a Vietnam Veteran and got shot at," said Mr. John A. Bennett, flood survivor from the Beltline area. "This flood isn't going to get me down. But some folks, I don't know how they are going to come back from this. I am not sure that they ever will."
The flood waters have receded but the damage is seen in homes that are gutted and in a life-time of belongings piled at curbs. Everything that the flood waters touched must be discarded. A framed child's school certificate. Dishes, photos, furniture -in communities where people cannot afford to start over.
The Salvation Army was here before the floods, serving in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination. The Salvation Army will continue to be here, serving people at their point of need, as long as we are needed.
We are thankful for our many partners and community supporters. We cannot do this without you. Thank you!
You can help by your financial gifts to support Salvation Army disaster relief efforts. 100% of donations go directly to the disaster.
• 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 Emergency Disaster Services
“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
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