Salvation Army prepares to give aid, comfort in the Carolinas

Oct 07, 2016
Source: NASA/NOAA GOES Project This visible-light image of Hurricane Matthew was taken from NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 4, within the hour of landfall in western Haiti.

WAYNESVILLE — As the Carolinas closely track Hurricane Matthew, Maj. David Cope of The Salvation Army of Waynesville, located at 290 Pigeon St., is in Conway, South Carolina, with its mobile feeding kitchen (canteen) for response in communities impacted by the hurricane.

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.

“Salvation Army personnel are prepared to serve the community,” said Cope. “At this point, our mobile feeding unit is on alert and being prepped for service as the track of Hurricane Matthew is monitored. We pray that our preparations will not be necessary, but are ready when called.”

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 and

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