Charlotte, N.C. (September 6, 2019)—Salvation Army commands from the North and South Carolina coastline are assessing the needs in their communities today as the track of Hurricane Dorian continues a path along the North Carolina coastline. Wind, storm surge, rainfall, and the threat of tornados continue as a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for portions of the North Carolina coast.
Currently, power outages across the two states are significant; however, crews are working tirelessly to restore these outages. Three mobile feeding units in Charleston, South Carolina will begin roving through communities to provide food and drinks to people without power. The Salvation Army continues to receive requests from local emergency management partners as the day progresses and unmet needs are realized.
During a disaster, pre-existing partnerships and relationships are essential to meeting the needs of people who are in the most need. 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.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.
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.