The Salvation Army continues to serve after Hurricane Florence

Published 5:35 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

From The Salvation Army

An army of Salvation Army personnel throughout the Carolinas are responding in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. Currently, The Salvation Army has mobile feeding units providing food and hydration and emotional and spiritual care to survivors. So far in the response, The Salvation Army has served 5,848 meals, 6,184 drinks, and 7,046 snacks in Hyde and Beaufort Counties.

“We had widespread flooding and power outages in Belhaven, Aurora, Chocowinity, and Scranton. Working with community partners and Salvation Army units coming in from Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia we’ve been able to provide hot meals and cold drinks to our neighbors,” said The Salvation Army Washington officer Lieutenant Karl Bush.

Relief efforts will extend throughout the impacted region. In the short-term aftermath of the storm, Salvation Army officers and staff will continue to focus on immediate needs providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to impacted individuals and families.

Salvation Army mobile feeding units are currently positioned in the following areas through Saturday dinner:

Aurora, Piggly Wiggly parking lot, with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Chocowinity Fire Department, with lunch lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Roving canteens are also serving cold beverages and snacks around Washington, Chocowinity, and Whichards Beach.

Beaufort County residents needing assistance or wishing to help should call 252-495-6040, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

Donate By Phone: 1-800-725-2769 (1-800-SAL-ARMY)
Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate 2018 Hurricanes – Florence on your check
Donate Online:
Donate By Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving