Salvation Army of the Carolinas Sends Disaster Relief Teams to Florida

September 13, 2017
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (704) 621-6106

Salvation Army of the Carolinas Sends Disaster Relief Teams to Florida

Charleston, S.C. (September 13, 2017) - Ten mobile feeding units (canteens) from The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina are on the way to a Staging Area in north Florida to serve people impacted by Hurricane Irma. Each canteen has a crew of food service workers and an emotional and spiritual care worker, ready to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and first responders. More than 40 Salvation Army officers, staff, and volunteers from North and South Carolina are deploying to help with relief efforts.   The Salvation Army has a network of trained disaster staff and volunteers, ready to serve when called.

“We are one Army with one mission—to serve others, meeting human needs in the name of Jesus Christ without discrimination,” said Major Todd Hawks, general secretary of The Salvation Army of the Carolinas. “The Salvation Army is here and we are standing strong for the community for as long as we are needed.”

The Salvation Army is in communities around the world and is uniquely positioned to mobilize effectively and efficiently to support survivors of a disaster.   With a network of trained disaster staff and volunteers, ready to serve when called, The Salvation Army will remain after immediate needs are met and continue to partner with impacted communities to rebuild, which will take years. 

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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