As the Carolinas closely monitor the track of Hurricane Matthew, The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem’s Washington Park Corps, located at 1411 S. Broad St., has been called to deploy its mobile feeding kitchen (canteen) to Conway, South Carolina. The canteen team, with Washington Park Corps Officer Lt. Karl Bush, departed from the Corps Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. In a disaster, The Salvation Army partners with community agencies and emergency management to provide meals, drinks and spiritual and emotional care to first responders and disaster survivors.
“Our canteen is prepared to serve as the storm approaches,” said Major Stan Colbert, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem. “We ask you to keep all those in the path of storm, and our canteen team led by Lt. Bush, in your prayers.”
During times of disaster, The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 20 mobile feeding units ready for disaster response; each mobile feeding kitchen has the capacity to serve 1,500 meals per day.
The Salvation Army encourages all residents to review their family disaster plan and stay informed of weather conditions. Information is available at www.scemd.org and www.readync.org. For the latest emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army, follow the social feed on Twitter at @salarmyeds or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. Donations may be made at give.salvationarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army’s disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an International movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army was established in Winston-Salem in 1907 and serves more than 50,000 people in Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Yadkin counties each year. The Salvation Army offers many programs including the only emergency shelter for homeless families in Winston-Salem, the only on-site breakfast feeding program in the community, a travel assistance program, and a program in conjunction with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to purchase new shoes for school age children called Happy Feet. The Salvation Army is a participating United Way agency. For more information about programs or to make a donation, visit www.SalvationArmyWS.org. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/salvationarmywinstonsalem, Twitter at www.twitter.com/SalArmyWS, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/salarmyws.
The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem
901 N. Cleveland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101