The Salvation Army Responding to Flooding in Bertie County, North Carolina

Washington, N.C. (September 24, 2016)—The Salvation Army of Washington, North Carolina has been requested by emergency management officials to provide feeding and hydration support in response to flooding in Bertie County. Heavy, sustained rainfall from TS JULIA caused the Cashie River to rise, causing floods in Windsor, North Carolina. <br [READ MORE]

Remembering Katrina, Corps of Engineers Give Generously to Baton Rouge

The Salvation Army’s efforts to help southern Louisiana continue its path to recovery is gradually moving from emergency response to long term recovery. In fact, mobile feeding is no longer being utilized. However, that doesn’t mean all needs are filled. The Baton Rouge Corps will continue social services including moving directly into the application process for Christmas assistance. Add to that, the Corps and its employees are still three to six [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Transitions From Emergency Response to Recovery in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA — As citizens of the Greater Baton Rouge area continue moving forward with the cleanup and rebuilding of their lives, The Salvation Army is transitioning from disaster relief and response toward long term recovery.  The recovery process will be a long and arduous one for those who have lost so much, and The Salvation Army will continue to assist as the needs continue to shift.   Captain Brett Meredith shares, “As [READ MORE]

Salvation Army of Carolinas Monitoring Tropical Storm Julia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tropical Storm Julia formed off of the coast of Florida and Southern Georgia overnight September 13 and made landfall along the Georgia coastline. The potential for heavy rain for the South Carolina coast and low-country of South Carolina has The Salvation Army of the Carolinas closely monitoring the storm and making initial preparations for response. While localized rainfall impacts are expected to be 3 to 6 inches [READ MORE]

SWONEKY Divisional Commanders Recount Time at Ground Zero

Cincinnati, Ohio (09/11/2015) – SWONEKY Divisional Commanders recount The Salvation Army’s work at Ground Zero.  The Divisional Commanders for the SWONEKY Division, Majors Larry and Janet Ashcraft recounted their experiences to multiple news outlets concerning their time at Ground Zero and The Salvation Army’s work 15 years ago.  Majors Ashcraft were on the scene in NY within hours of the attacks doing the most [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Assists Flood Survivors in Breaux Bridge & St. Martinville LA

LAFAYETTE, LA (September 10, 2016) – The Salvation Army of Lafayette is assisting two local communities in their flood relief efforts.  The City of Breaux Bridge had minor flood damage, but is surrounded by affected areas. In response, they have organized their efforts to help serve their neighbors in need. “I’ve been overwhelmed by the volunteerism of people in the area. I am glad to have the opportunity to partner with an organization [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Helps Those that Need it the Most

LAFAYETTE, LA – (September 10, 2016) Keven Terrio, age 26, is from Baton Rouge, but he is currently living in a hotel in Lafayette. His apartment flooded and he was rescued by boat on the second day of flooding. According to Keven, the water in his apartment was approximately 4-5 feet high in his apartment at the time of his rescue. He was picked up by a boat and left all of his belongings behind. Initially, he was taken to a temporary shelter and spent five [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Deploys Shower Unit to DeSoto County, Florida

Arcadia, FL – Even while attention has been focused on the Florida Big Bend area, there are places in Florida that are still deeply affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. In Arcadia, Fla., more than 20 inches of rain accumulated even as Hermine made its way through the northeast. In one small community, there are 50 residents without safe drinking water as well as compromised septic systems resulting from localized flooding.  On [READ MORE]

Cricket Wireless and The Salvation Army Launch “Stuff the Pack”

From July 15 – August 13, 2016 you can drop off school supplies and other items, like notebooks, pencils, paper, backpacks, binders, glue sticks, hand sanitizer and more at participating Cricket Wireless authorized retailers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.