The Salvation Army Prepares Response to Hurricane Arthur

July 03, 2014
Anjani Webb | anjani.webb@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Prepares Response to Hurricane Arthur

Charlotte, NC (July 3, 2014) –Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into a hurricane early Thursday morning. As the center of the storm shifts, its impacts are moving closer to the North and South Carolina coastline. Conditions continue to deteriorate along the North Carolina coast.

Salvation Army personnel along and to the east of Interstate 95 continue to be on alert and monitoring the developing situation. Sixteen mobile feeding units (canteens) are in the area, ready to provide assistance if the need arises.

“We’ve bought enough food to serve a few meals to area residents if needed,” said Captain Kati Chase, commanding officer for The Salvation Army in Carteret County, North Carolina. “We’re praying the hurricane leaves little damage. If so, we’ll be able to use the nonperishable food for another one of our programs, Lunchbox Love. Two times a week, we serve free lunches to children in area neighborhoods.”

Contingency plans are in place to mobilize additional personnel and equipment to locations along the coast, once the storm passes. The Salvation Army remains in coordination with Emergency Management officials in the two states and a Salvation Army Liaison Officer is at the North Carolina state emergency operations center.

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