The Salvation Army Serves Hurricane Arthur Area Residents

The Salvation Army Serves Hurricane Arthur Area Residents

The Salvation Army Serves Hurricane Arthur Area Residents

Charlotte, NC (July 4, 2014) – Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday night at Shackleford Banks, N.C. as a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds. This is the first Category 2 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Ike in 2008. The eye of the hurricane has now cleared the North Carolina coast and, while conditions will improve across the state, officials continue to assess the storm’s impacts.

In the last 24 hours, The Salvation Army in Washington, N.C. prepared and provided meals at a shelter in Chocowinity, N.C. The service was in partnership with the American Red Cross. In addition, a request was made to mobilize a canteen (mobile feeding unit) to Ocracoke Island, N.C. if needed. The Salvation Army is continuing to monitor the situation and will be assessing Hurricane Arthur’s impact in its communities.

“The Salvation Army is honored to serve in our community,” said Lieutenant Bruce Rabon, commanding officer in Washington, N.C. “Whether someone is affected by a house fire, a tornado or a hurricane, we are here to help meet their short-term and long-term needs.”

The Salvation Army Serves Hurricane Arthur Area Residents

Those wanting to help with relief efforts can donate to The Salvation Army online, by mail, by phone, or by text. Further information is below:

Online:

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/arthur dark-grey-new-window-icon-1

By Mail:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief

P.O. BOX 1959

Atlanta, GA 30301

Please designate Hurricane Arthur on all checks.

By Phone:

1-800-SAL-ARMY

(1-800-725-2769)

By Text:

You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.”

 

For The Salvation Army’s latest emergency disaster services news, please visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org dark-grey-new-window-icon-1 or follow its social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds dark-grey-new-window-icon-1.

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The Salvation Army’s Services Requested on Texas Border

Emergency Disaster LogoThe mission statement of The Salvation Army clearly states the organization’s commitment to “meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” This practical ministry of The Salvation Army is in operation as volunteers and staff work to provide emergency assistance to immigrants who have crossed the Texas border.

At the request of Border Patrol and several other public agencies, The Salvation Army is working closely with a number of VOAD partners (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) to ensure that humanitarian needs are being addressed for unaccompanied children and families being cared for by the Department of Health and Human Services. Food, clean clothing, hygiene products, showers, and other services are being made available in the towns of Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo and El Paso, communities where The Salvation Army has historically served for decades.

It is estimated that up to 500 individuals are being served daily with the greatest concentration being in McAllen, Laredo and El Paso.

“The Salvation Army is working with both government and partner agencies to provide emergency support, basic necessities, and relief in South West Texas to immigrant children and families,” said Major Richard McConniel, Divisional Secretary of The Salvation Army, Texas Division. “All around the world people come to The Salvation Army at their times of greatest need for help. The dynamic crisis along our country’s border is yet another call for our staff and volunteers to live out our mission, to meet human needs in the name of Christ without discrimination.”

Donations supporting the work of The Salvation Army on the Texas border can be made by mailing a check to 6500 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235, with the notation “Disaster – TX Border Assistance” or by credit card at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/texas-border-assistance