Owensboro Salvation Army Responds to Hurricane Florence

Sep 14, 2018

Capt. Abram serving out of the Salvation Army's disaster services canteen at Panther Creek Church during the cleanup from Owensboro flooding earlier this year.
Credit Rebeka Abram

The captain of the Salvation Army in Owensboro is preparing to head to the east coast to assist in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. 

Rebekah Abram is expecting to leave Sunday or Monday, and while her exact destination is unknown, she suspects she’ll be sent to the Wilmington, North Carolina area. 

This isn’t her first disaster relief mission, and says each experience brings challenges and rewards.

"I think being able to go and serve individuals who are hurting, being the hands and feet of Christ to them, giving a hot meal to a child who has lost everything," Abram stated. "It seems like something small, but to them it means a lot."

Capt. Abram will work more in an administrative role by organizing volunteers, making assignments, and securing housing for displaced storm victims. 

She’ll partner with other organizations on the ground in providing food, shelter, and cleanup of debris. 

Captain Abram has a range of experience in disaster relief from the Category Four Hurricane Charley in 2004 to a tornado last week in Stanley, Kentucky.

Abram expects to be in the Carolinas for two weeks.