Charlotte, NC (August 3, 2020)–As Isaias makes its way up the east coast, local Salvation Army emergency disaster service teams are busy making final preparations for service after the storm. Today, The Salvation Army in Jacksonville, North Carolina distributed food boxes to people in need ahead of the storm.
“The Salvation Army is a major food provider for this community and today we are working to get as much food to as many families as we can,” said Capt. Jon-Phil Winter of The Salvation Army of Onslow and Duplin counties. “We know we may not be able to open for a day or two after the storm passes and we want to make sure no one goes hungry.”
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Tropical Storm Isaias will regain hurricane strength before it makes landfall in the Carolinas, bringing damaging winds, flooding rainfall and storm surge. Hurricane warnings have been issued for the northern coast in South Carolina and southeast North Carolina and includes Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC.
Once storm damage reports have been received and local community needs have been determined, local Salvation Army personnel will focus primarily on providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to impacted individuals, families, and first responders.
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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.