The Salvation Army Presses On as Weather Conditions Worsened
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
As weather conditions worsen The Salvation Army of Augusta's EDS Team continues providing and serving meals to over 630 evacuees.
Since Friday, September 8, the Salvation Army's EDS team has been in charge of providing and serving 3 meals a day to 4 local shelters in the CSRA; Henry Brigham, Trinity on the Hill, Warren Road Community Center, and Patriots Park. The EDS team is made up of 26 employees and fifteen volunteers who on average prepare around 2,000 meals a day.
In times of disaster, The Salvation Army works closely with its partners at the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate all relief efforts. The team has also received multiple in-kind donations from Bojangles, Masters Table, McDonalds, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Starbucks and Fireside Ministries.
At this time The Salvation Army's Center of Hope has continued to focus on serving the local needs in Augusta. The center is currently operating at capacity and is prepared, with floor mats, to take in more. They have also extended their hours in order to provide a shelter for those escaping the storm.
Café on the Canal will remain closed until Wednesday, September 13, as their team continues to run all meal preparations for the EDS team.