The Salvation Army disaster units from Florida to North Carolina are mobilizing to respond to Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Atlantic hurricane, that has already caused widespread damage to the Caribbean. The storm is now poised to cause extensive damage in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Salvation Army is activating resources from across the country to support recovery efforts.
· The Florida, Georgia and North & South Carolina Division of The Salvation Army have setup Incident Command teams at the state and local level.
· The Salvation Army is deploying 75 mobile feed units. Each mobile feeding unit is capable to produce 1,500 meals per day.
o Florida Division– 32
o Georgia Division – 22
o North & South Carolina Division – 20
· Two field kitchens, capable of producing 15,000 meals per day, are stationed in Florida.
· The Salvation Army has deployed two satellite communication unites to support disaster operations. One unit is stationed in Florida and the other is stationed in North Carolina.
· Liaisons from The Salvation Army are being dispatched to state emergency center operation centers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the FEMA Regional Coordination Center in Atlanta. The Salvation Army is also staffing numerous county emergency operation centers.
The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet specific needs. To make a donation, please visit http://salar.my/HurricaneMatthew
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 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.