New Bern, N.C. (September 26, 2018) The Salvation Army and Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen partnered on Wednesday to serve Hurricane Florence survivors. For several years, Little Caesar’s has brought their Love Kitchen to serve pizzas during disasters as well as various Salvation Army locations across the country.
During the visit to New Bern, over 1,400 slices of pizza were served, and The Salvation Army handed out 360 clean-up kits, over 8,000 bottles of water, diapers, paper products and produce. Also, 700 cans of Pepsi were given out. New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, which was invented in 1898 in the pharmacy of Caleb Bradham.
To The Salvation Army, the number standing out the most is the 1,479 individuals who were touched with emotional and spiritual care. Those receiving prayer were so grateful to have someone pray over them and for them. Many have lost their homes, possessions and some do not have work as so many businesses were destroyed.
The Salvation Army is grateful to Little Caesar’s for sharing their Love Kitchen with so many survivors in the Carolinas.
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.