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:
- 26,289 Meals
- 32,986 Drinks
- 10,488 Snacks
- Emotional and Spiritual Care to 1,251 people
- 9,448 hours of employee and volunteer service
**Stats as of 9:00 a.m. 9.12.19
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.