Beaufort County, N.C. (August 19, 2018)—On Saturday, August 18, The Salvation Army of Washington, N.C. provided support to responders searching for two missing boaters in Beaufort County, North Carolina. According to WITN news, an elderly couple departed a local marina early Friday afternoon. Friday evening, an unmanned 20-foot craft was reported near the Pamlico River in Beaufort County. The Coast Guard launched two shoreline search teams and nine marine assets to search for the couple.
In coordination with Beaufort County Emergency Management, the canteen and crew deployed to the Incident Command Post to provide hydration, snacks, meals and emotional & spiritual care to responding personnel. More than 90 meals were served for lunch and dinner on Saturday. Service was suspended early Sunday morning when the couple was found deceased.
“While The Salvation Army has been honored to provide service to the community, our prayers are with the family and friends as they grieve together, and for the teams involved in the search,” said Lt. Karl Bush of The Salvation Army of Washington, N.C.
The Salvation Army of Washington serves a six-county area in eastern North Carolina providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care to the community.
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.