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  • The Salvation Army Closely Monitoring Hurricane Florence

    The Salvation Army Closely Monitoring Hurricane Florence

    Posted September 11, 2018 By in News With | No Comments

    The Salvation Army of Central Virginia is closely monitoring weather conditions as Hurricane Florence continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean. Initial preparations are being made for possible response across the region and Commonwealth.

    “We have alerted all Salvation Army locations to closely monitor the storm and to be ready for localized response in their service area,” said Captain Donald Dohmann, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Central Virginia. “At this point we are watching, waiting, and preparing for service. We pray that our preparations will not be necessary, but we are ready when called by our emergency management partners.”

    In a disaster, The Salvation Army coordinates with community agencies and emergency management officials to strategically provide meals, drinks, and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors.The Salvation Army of Central Virginia has two mobile feeding units ready for disaster response.

    On Wednesday, September 12, The Salvation Army expects the arrival of a Divisional Incident Command team. These nine team members made up of Salvation Army officers, staff and trained volunteers will manage and coordinate The Salvation Army’s response resources from Richmond before safely deploying to affected areas after Florence makes landfall. The Salvation Army will be sending at least one mobile feeding unit to Virginia Beach in advance of the storm.

    The Salvation Army encourages all residents in potentially vulnerable areas to review personal safety plans, become familiar with local evacuation zones in coastal counties and locate the nearest hurricane evacuation routes. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds, @salarmyrva locally or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

    For those wishing to donate to assist victims affected by Hurricane Florence, cash donations allow charitable relief agencies to use monetary contributions and purchase exactly what disaster survivors need. Monetary contributions are also easy to get to the disaster area.

    Donations may be made:
    Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
    Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
    Mail checks to: The Salvation Army P.O. BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
    Please designate, “2018 Hurricane Season” on all checks.

    Divisional Headquarters | virginiasalvationarmy.org
    Territorial Headquarters | salvationarmysouth.org

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