Salvation Army is Responding to October East Coast Floods

Hurricane season is not over just yet, so Hurricane Joaquin has shown us. Although the hurricane has stayed East of the Atlantic coast, historic flooding has hit many areas, especially in North and South Carolina. As always, The Salvation Army is currently on the ground providing food and water to those affected by these floods.

Salvation Army Corps have been put on stand-by and many local units are already coordinating with local emergency management personnel. Emergency Disaster Services staff and local personnel are closely monitoring weather conditions as a complex system of storms, in addition to potential impact of Hurricane Joaquin, threaten many areas.

“With continued heavy rain forecast for the Carolinas, The Salvation Army is ready to support the needs of those impacted by the storms,” said Major Tom Louden, General Secretary of The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “It is a privilege to show the love of Christ by serving those who need us most.”


On Friday evening Salvation Army response efforts began in several communities in South Carolina.

  • Anderson, SC  – The Stringer Emergency Lodge is open and operating as normal, however there are spaces for people as needed resulting from this flooding event.
  • Columbia, SC – In collaboration with other local organizations and agencies, Salvation Army personnel is providing mass feeding and hydration support to anInclement Weather Center shelter in Columbia through Sunday.
  • Orangeburg, SC – Salvation Army personnel will provide support with mass feeding and hydration to the Orangeburg County emergency operations center through Sunday evening.
  • Greenville, SC – The Salvation Army of Greenville, SC has opened an additional 35 beds for people who are homeless or are in low-lying areas.

To help us support those affected by the flooding, donate here

Tags: Fundraising, Doing the Most Good, Disaster Services