Salvation Army continues to help in myriad ways

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Although the Lowcountry was largely spared the destruction of Hurricane Florence, the Salvation Army of The Low Country staff stayed busy helping local families in 2018.

The staff provided support to the Beaufort County Emergency Management Center during its activation, including providing 1,797 prepared meals, 2,350 drinks (coffee, soda, juice and water) and 2,350 snacks (donuts, cakes and chips).

In addition, Captain Robert Long was called on short notice to Florence to take charge of local operations. Captain Wanda Held down the fort while Long was deployed.

From October 2016 to October 2018, SCE&G has provided $385,367.81 to our local Corps to assist low-income families in the Lowcountry who were having their electricity turned off because of inability to pay. That figure includes $325,188.34 to 629 families (1,447 individuals) in Beaufort County. 

The local group continues to work on ways to improve its outreach, including working on a design of a mobile command post to enable site visits to the other counties and south of the Broad River and bringing on board a Food Distribution Coordinator.

Donations of food are always welcome at Corps HQ on North Street.

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