A mobile kitchen unit (“canteen”) from The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta is headed to the Carolinas in advance of Hurricane Florence. The canteen, which was dispatched from The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Services location in downtown Atlanta, will join three other mobile kitchen units from Newnan, Dublin, and Valdosta at pre-planned staging centers in North and South Carolina. Salvation Army staff and volunteers will provide feeding, hydration, and spiritual care to those affected by Hurricane Florence.
“We continue to assess and evaluate the situation,” says Lanita Lloyd, Emergency Disaster Director for The Salvation Army of Georgia, “Once we see exactly how the storm impacts the eastern coast, we will be able to deploy and redeploy our resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.”
The Salvation Army of Georgia has a standing fleet of 21 canteens designed for rapid and free-standing response in times of emergency. The remaining Georgia canteens not deployed to the Carolinas are on stand-by ready to serve at potential evacuation centers in Georgia and impacted areas along the eastern U.S. coast. Disaster-trained staff and volunteers also stand ready to serve as needed on canteens or at designated Georgia evacuee shelters for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.
In times of disaster, the best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.
To support The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Florence relief efforts, visit www.HelpSalvationArmy.org. For updates on The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response efforts, visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.