Salvation Army Responding to Tornado Damage in Statesville North Carolina

May 25, 2017
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Salvation Army Responding to Tornado Damage in Statesville North Carolina

Statesville, NC (May 25, 2017)—The Salvation Army is on the ground in Iredell County, NC, providing support for first responders and residents affected by a tornado that hit the town of Statesville on May 24, 2017.

Immediately after the storm passed, Captains Jamie and Aaron Goldfarb from the local Salvation Army canvassed the neighborhood, going door to door to check on families and help transport families that were not able to stay in their homes overnight. Today, The Salvation Army with support from the mobile feeding kitchen and crew from The Salvation Army of Hickory, is serving breakfast, lunch, and providing emotional and spiritual care to 100 local residents.

“The Salvation Army is here. We will continue to assess the needs of the community and provide support as requested by local emergency management officials,” said Captain Jamie Goldfarb, corps officer of The Salvation Army of Iredell County. “We are ready to help our neighbors for as long as we are needed.” 

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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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