Washington, N.C. (September 12, 2019) -- The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Dorian continues in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Today, four Salvation Army mobile feeding units and crews of trained Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers are serving meals, drinks, and providing spiritual care on Ocracoke Island, in Hatteras Village, and Dare County.
Power in the Outer Banks is restored for most of the area. The Salvation Army is feeding residents as they clean-up from the historic storm surge and disaster clean-up crews as they continue working along the coast.
Emotional and spiritual care is also a focus for the Salvation Army teams serving along the Outer Banks. Trained ESC (emotional and spiritual care) caregivers are on the ground in door-to-door ministry on Ocracoke to provide a cold drink and encouraging words to residents as they restore their lives.
During disaster, pre-existing partnerships and relationships are essential to meeting the needs of people who are in the most need. The Salvation Army is working along the Outer Banks in collaboration with the North Carolina Baptist on Mission and the American Red Cross.
Salvation Army officers and staff work long before disaster strikes to begin and maintain these relationships. The Salvation Army will continue to partner with local and state government and agencies as communities continue to assess impacts from the storm.
In response to Hurricane Dorian, The Salvation Army in the Carolinas has provided: