Salvation Army deploys to SC ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Salvation Army deploys to SC ahead of Hurricane Matthew

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte's Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team was deployed to South Carolina Wednesday morning in advance of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.

The team left Charlotte to stage in Georgetown, South Carolina because they want to be ready at a moment’s notice.

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A staff member and a volunteer are traveling down to South Carolina in a canteen, or mobile kitchen. It's the same crew that provided relief exactly a year ago when historic flooding hit Columbia.

Their truck is prepared to feed 500-700 people per day and they will first be on hand to help first responders.

Depending on where the hurricane hits, they will deploy their truck to the communities that need food or emotional support.

“The closer the storm gets, the harder it will be to get down there,” said Major Larry Broone. “So we are trying to get in place so that we will be close by so we can move in quickly.”

The Charlotte Fire Department is preparing for their departure to a North Carolina coastal town on Thursday. Channel 9 has learned that the Salvation Army's Incident Command Team will be meeting Thursday as well to better coordinate where crews will be stationed.

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