Salvation Army mobilizes for Florence

(Salvation Army)

Georgia's Salvation Army is gearing up to deal with Florence's impact on the Carolina and Georgia coast.

Four Georgia Salvation Army canteens, which serve as mobile kitchen units, are on their way to a staging point to wait for the arrival of the hurricane.

The canteens are coming from Atlanta, Newnan, Dublin and Valdosta. Staff and crews for the canteens are coming from those cities as well as people from Elberton and Vidalia.

“We continue to assess and evaluate the situation,” says Lanita Lloyd, Emergency Disaster Director for The Salvation Army of Georgia, “Once we see exactly how the storm impacts the eastern coast, we will be able to deploy and redeploy our resources as needed to help those in the most severely affected areas.”

The four trucks will join up with other Salvation Army units mobilizing for the hurricane in the Carolinas.

The Salvation Army of Georgia has a fleet of 21 canteens. The ones not deployed already will serve at potential evacuation centers in Georgia and wherever else they're needed.

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