The Salvation Army of Columbia SC Opening Disaster Assistance Center

October 17, 2015
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

The Salvation Army of Columbia SC Opening Disaster Assistance Center

Columbia, SC (October 17, 2015)-The Salvation Army of the Midlands is opening a Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) to provide assistance to households impacted by recent flooding in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Clean-up kits, food boxes, and clothing vouchers to The Salvation Army Family Store will be distributed to qualified households by appointment only.

**A FEMA ID number is required to receive assistance. Register through FEMA by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov or call (800) 621-3362.**

DATES:  October 19 - October 24 (closed Sunday) and October 26 - October 27
The hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Assistance is by appointment only.

To make an appointment please visit https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/columbia/seeking-assistance/flood-relief/ and click on the Emergency Disaster Services button. If you do not have access to a computer, please dial  2-1-1 or call (866) 892-9211. 

LOCATION: The Salvation Army Disaster Assistance Center, 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia 29016 (old Eckerd building at the Richland Mall).

WHAT TO BRING:  Picture ID and FEMA print out with nine digit FEMA ID number are required to be served. Both names must match to recieve service at appointment time.

Questions Not Answered Here? Call 803-361-6988.

The Salvation Army is able to help families and individuals impacted by disaster because of donations entrusted to us. 100% all disaster donations go directly to that disaster.

It's easy to give:

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

• By mail: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
                  PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
                  Please make checks payable to "The Salvation Army" & mark gift "East Coast Floods."

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

How Your Donations Help
• 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.

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.

About The Salvation Army
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 (HumanNeedsIndex.org). 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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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.
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