The Salvation Army Responding to Flooding in Bertie County, North Carolina

September 24, 2016
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Washington, N.C. (September 24, 2016)—The Salvation Army of Washington, North Carolina has been requested by emergency management officials to provide feeding and hydration support in response to flooding in Bertie County. Heavy, sustained rainfall from TS JULIA caused the Cashie River to rise, causing floods in Windsor, North Carolina.

“The Salvation Army is here to support the needs of those impacted by the flooding in our community,” said Captain Bruce Rabon, corps officer of The Salvation Army of Washington. “We are here to help and will do everything we can to make sure we meet the needs of those who need us the most.”

Feeding and hydration support began on Friday, September 23 and as of Saturday afternoon, The Salvation Army had provided 250 meals and drinks to flood survivors and first responders.Service will continue as long as The Salvation Army is needed.

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team are often the first on the scene and the last to leave, bringing immediate aid as well as emotional and spiritual care to individuals and families whose lives have been affected.

The best way to help disaster survivors is through financial contributions, which allow disaster responders to immediately meet the needs of the community.

  • By phone:
    252-946-2523
  • By mail:
    The Salvation Army
    P.O. Box 877
    Washington, NC  27889
    Please designate checks “Bertie County Floods" in the memo

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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 (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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