Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Disaster response teams are on the ground from Florida to Maine, serving first responders, assisting the evacuation of low lying areas, feeding at shelters and providing a broad range of support. The Salvation Army has 370 canteens and five mobile feeding kitchens throughout the areas that are anticipating the disaster.

The Salvation Army has strategically staged locations for personnel and vehicles in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Mobile feeding units as well as spiritual and emotional care will be provided to emergency responders and those affected by the storm.

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If you’d like to help us with our relief efforts, monetary donations can be made online at, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Or, simply text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone.*

* A one‐time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging & data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by Reply STOP to 80888 to stop.Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see

0 Comments on “Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall in North Carolina

  1. am wondering why I took the course and am never used

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  3. Hi Robert, are you talking about disaster relief training? Volunteer assignments are managed locally and called upon on an as-needed bases. Thankfully, catastrophic disasters are rare and not everyone who applies as a disaster worker is needed on every incident. 

    If you’ve registered, but never been called to serve, here are three things you can do that will increases your chances of being deployed on the next major incident.
    1. Get connected with your local Salvation Army unit.  Disaster worker recruitment takes place through your local Salvation Army.  Involving yourself locally is important and participating in your local disaster program makes it more likely you’ll be among the first called to deploy on a catastrophic incident.
    2. Train.  The Salvation Army relies on trained disaster workers as the core of its disaster team.  The more trained you are, the more likely you are to be deployed.  For a list of upcoming training courses, view our Upcoming Classes.
    3. Contact Your Divisional Disaster Director.  Your divisional disaster director is responsible for supervising The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services program in your region.  Use the widget on the left side of the page to find our more about disaster services in your state.

    I hope that helps!

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