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Monday, 07 July 2014 15:16

The Salvation Army to Prepare for Hurricane Arthur

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams have mobilized in preparation for Hurricane Arthur, which is expected to make landfall July 4 on the East Coast. The teams are prepared to provide food, beverages and spiritual support to survivors and first responders. Additional teams will be on the ground in the morning, if needed, to assist with relief efforts. People living in or visiting the forecasted areas are encouraged to visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org for up-to-date information about storm preparedness and where to receive assistance.

            The National Hurricane Center reported Thursday morning that Arthur has been elevated into a Category 1 hurricane. Salvation Army EDS teams are prepared to respond should the storm continue to grow in severity.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s response, visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.