Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi Teams Head East as Florence Nears
Jackson, MS—The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division has sent seventeen people and five mobile feeding units to serve in Hurricane Florence relief efforts. These teams began deploying yesterday to stage in Charlotte, North Carolina to respond immediately after landfall. The ALM Division is also currently assembling and notifying additional personnel to serve as an Incident Command Team (ICT) and two additional mobile feeding units that will be deployed post landfall Friday–Sunday.
As Hurricane Florence prepares to make landfall, Terry Lightheart, Director of Emergency Disaster Services states, “The ALM Division of The Salvation Army continues to participate in daily coordination calls with its counterparts in the North & South Carolina Division (NSC) to determine gaps and unmet needs for the area. This storm is slated to be a catastrophic event which will likely overwhelm local resources and require several months of service. We are all partners in the effort to provide disaster relief to those in need and will continue to provide personnel and equipment, such as mobile feeding units to NSC, for as long as needed.”
The Salvation Army helps after a disaster by providing food, drinks, shelter, emotional and spiritual care, and more to meet the needs of those affected by disaster. We are able to do this because of the generous donations we receive from the public. A financial contribution is the best way to help after a disaster and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in response to that disaster. To give to The Salvation Army’s relief efforts for Hurricane Florence, go to helpsalvationarmy.org.
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.