New Bern, N.C. (September 28, 2018) In times of disaster, The Salvation Army mobilizes personnel and equipment to serve in the aftermath of storms. Often known for providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, other equipment is also available depending on the need of the community.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Craven and Pamlico Counties set up four emergency shelters for people impacted by the storm. Not only are hundreds of individuals and families displaced, but many have also lost all their belongings. At the request of Craven County, a Salvation Army Shower unit from Florida was brought in to provide the opportunity for refreshing showers to people who are staying at the Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary school’s shelter. To date, 891 showers have been provided.
The Salvation Army is honored to be able to provide these survivors with the opportunity for a warm, refreshing shower and a small bit of comfort to those who have lost their homes because of the hurricane. The Salvation Army’s founder, William Booth, started with the idea of “Soup, Soap and Salvation” for those with no place to go in the dark, dangerous streets of London in 1865.
The effects of Hurricane Florence could last for a long time. Many survivors will need help getting back on their feet and bringing a sense of “normalcy” to their lives over the next few weeks and months. The best way to help survivors is through financial contributions. This allows disaster responders to meet the needs as they vary from family to family.
Donate Online: www.HelpSalvationArmy.org
Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Mail Check to: The Salvation Army
PO Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
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.