Service Continues near Henderson, Kentucky

April 30, 2011 - 3:07 PM EDT
Kimberly George
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Henderson, KY - Workers continue to serve survivors and responders at Spottsville Beals, KY and Reed, KY.  “Among other things, we are serving meals, snacks, and drinks.  And whatever else we are asked to do” said Major Charles Stewart, Incident Commander for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Relief efforts in north-central Kentucky.

In conjunction with state and county authorities, Salvation Army personnel are monitoring the situation in surrounding counties; prepared to meet any disaster needs that present themselves.

Even as Salvation Army personnel provide for daily needs, plans are being make to transition into the recovery phase.  The decision of when to make the transition will be done with the consideration of government authorities and partnering service agencies.  The recovery phase—aimed at helping survivors resume some level of normalcy—is centered on case management.   It will include a span of components from the basic clean-up kits [Containing such cleaning basics as a mop, bucket, cleaning agents, sponges, masks, and gloves.] to personalize social services.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of survivors of this massive storm, please visit:

You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).  When making your contribution, please be sure indicate “April 2011 Storm Relief”

You may also text GIVE to 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort.   The donation will appear on your next phone bill.


About the Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865.  Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.  About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide.  For more information, go to