WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- After a natural disaster some of the first people on the ground are part of the Salvation Army. Since 1900 the Salvation Army has responded to every major natural disaster providing food, water and shelter as well as financial, emotional and spiritual support.
This week a team from the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem packed up their canteen and hit the road. They joined nine other canteens in Charlotte before driving south to Charleston, SC. On Wednesday the group will drive to Jacksonville, FL. The ten canteens will serve close to 150,000 meals each day. They'll feed victims of Hurricane Irma as well as the first responders who are on the ground.
The best part, you can help them help others. Right now the Salvation Army cannot take material donations but 100% of the money donated to disaster relief will go to help the people affected by Irma and Harvey. You can donate by visiting their website salvationarmyws.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. To make it even easier, you can text "STORM" to 51555.