Wilmington, NC (September 27, 2018) – In partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army will distribute relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. To receive supplies, residents can pick up a voucher at the Community Recovery Resource Center located at the former Sears store at Independence Mall in Wilmington.
The resource center will house federal, state, and local agencies that are providing relief services, including Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), FEMA Disaster Recovery, and area non-profits.
“The Salvation Army is honored to assist in managing the distribution of supplies in partnership with New Hanover County,” says Major Mark Craddock, Administrator for The Salvation Army in the Cape Fear region. “The center will provide a variety of items needed by those impacted by the storm such as clean-up kits, food boxes, and infant items.”
Those wishing to volunteer to assist with distribution can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see details posted to The Salvation Army of Cape Fear’s Facebook page.
As of September 26, The Salvation Army has provided the following to those impacted by Hurricane Florence in the Wilmington/Cape Fear region:
- Meals: 124,466
- Drinks: 76,812
- Snacks: 61,736
- Spiritual and Emotional Care: 5,568
- Clean-up Kits: 283
- Comfort/Hygiene Kits: 599
Additional location details and hours of operation for the Community Recovery Resource Center are available at www.EmegencyNHC.com.
How to Help
The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors as the situation continues to be assessed.
Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate ‘2018 Hurricane Season – Florence’ on all checks.
To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555
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.