Salvation Army Providing Temporary Housing to People Displaced by South Carolina Hotel Fire

Photo courtesy of Bluffton Township Fire District

Beaufort, S.C. (February 27, 2019) – At the request of the local police department, The Salvation Army of Beaufort, South Carolina is providing temporary housing for 50 people displaced on Sunday by an early morning fire at the Knight’s Inn in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Some of the people displaced are children ages 18 months to 12 years old who were living at the hotel. Estimates are that as many as 30 people were living at the Knights Inn permanently.

“When we received the call from the Hardeeville Police Department, we sprang into action. The Salvation Army is a safety net for people in our community to help meet their physical needs. But as we provide service we are also leading them to Jesus,” said Captain Robert Long of The Salvation Army of Beaufort. “During heartwrenching times such as this, the healing power of our Savior is every bit as important as the physical needs we address.”

The Salvation Army continues to work with the Hardeeville Police Department and other community partners to identify and address unmet needs.

Please continue to pray for the families impacted by this fire. Monetary contributions can be made to The Salvation Army the following ways:

The Salvation Army of Beaufort
P.O. Box 150
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901


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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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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