Salvation Army sends help to North Carolina community after tornado
At least 100 residents have received food or emotional and spiritual care
By Shelley Henderson –
The Salvation Army is on the ground in Iredell County, North Carolina, providing support for first responders and residents affected by a tornado that hit the town of Statesville on May 24. Fallen trees and powerlines have blocked access to main roads.
Immediately after the storm passed, Iredell County Corps Officers Captains Jamie and Aaron Goldfarb canvassed the neighborhood, going door to door to check on families and help transport anyone unable to stay in their home overnight.
The Salvation Army of Hickory deployed a mobile feeding kitchen to serve breakfast, lunch, and provide emotional and spiritual care to 100 local residents.
“The Salvation Army is here. We will continue to assess the needs of the community and provide support as requested by local emergency management officials,” Goldfarb said. “We are ready to help our neighbors for as long as we are needed.”