The Salvation Army of the Carolinas - Ready to Serve

September 09, 2017
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

The Salvation Army of the Carolinas - Ready to Serve

Charlotte, N.C. (September 9, 2017)–Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) teams are on standby throughout North and South Carolina, ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers as Hurricane IRMA barrels its way toward Florida. Current computer models project IRMA making landfall in southwest Florida with a projected path into Georgia.  Counties along the South Carolina/Georgia border and into western North Carolina are preparing for heavy rain, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

The North and South Carolina teams are ready to mobilize on two fronts: serving locally as needs are determined and services requested by local emergency management and also support Salvation Army relief efforts in other states impacted by the storm. 

“As we prepare for this storm, we are praying for those in the path of this storm,” said Major Todd Hawks, general secretary for The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “Currently we have 20 teams with mobile feeding units on standby, ready to spring into action to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to those who need us the most. In the days, weeks, and months ahead, The Salvation Army will continue to respond to the physical and spiritual needs of the community.”

The Incident Management Team (IMT) is in place at The Salvation Army Carolinas Divisional Headquarters where planning and preparations continue for emergency response. Coordination to support efforts for local Salvation Army response will continue in the days ahead. Additionally, several Salvation Army units from across North and South Carolina are serving meals for local emergency operation centers (EOCs) and other locations as requested by local emergency management. 

The Salvation Army encourages all residents of North and South Carolina to continue to monitor State sources for the latest information online at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or sign up for breaking news alerts on disaster response at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

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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