Salvation Army Partners with Hy-Vee to Help Flood Relief in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota

June 24, 2011 - 5:32 PM EDT
Susan Eustice
susan_eustice@usc.salvationarmy.org
(402) 838-5908
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Hy-Vee has joined in a partnership with KMTV Action 3 News, Journal Broadcast Radio and The Salvation Army to help victims of flooding. The partners are sponsoring an on-going campaign to provide clean-up kit supplies for those affected by the flood. The public is encouraged to donate items for the kits including buckets, rubber gloves, disinfectant, brushes, brooms, mops, bottled water and safety goggles.

Donations may be dropped off at any Omaha Fire Station, Action News 3, 10714 Mockingbird Drive; Journal Broadcast Radio, 5030 N 72 Street; or The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street. Kits will be distributed by The Salvation Army to flood victims in Omaha’s metro.

Hy-Vee stores and gas stations in Omaha and Papillion also are drop-off sites for donations to The Salvation Army red kettles. Usually making an appearance around the holidays, the countertop red kettles have been brought out of storage to help in raising funds for The Salvation Army’s flood relief fund. 

Among the more than 140 sites in Omaha and surrounding communities where the red kettles are ready to welcome donations are all locations for American National Bank, Blimpie’s, Fantasy’s, Little King, Security National Bank, Starbuck’s, Wheatfield’s and Cubby’s in the Old Market. For the names of more locations where you can donate, go online to www.givesalvationarmy.org. Donations in the kettles will be used 100 percent for flood relief in Omaha‘s metro area.

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Flood Relief Fund:

  1. Stop by Monday (June 27) between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as Tom Becka of KFAB takes his radio show live to Loft 610 at Midtown Crossing, and help The Salvation Army fill sandbags with cash. The “moneybags” will be used 100 percent for flood relief in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area.
  2. To volunteer to help The Salvation Army Kroc Center provide food to emergency workers now monitoring flood activities along the Missouri River, contact Ginger Noel at the Kroc Center, 402.905.3519 or ginger_noel@usc.salvationarmy.org. For all other volunteer opportunities, contact Kay Weinstein at 402.898.6000 or kay_weinstein@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Monetary donations:

To donate to The Salvation Army's flood response in South Dakota, Iowa or Nebraska visit givesalvationarmy.org, call 800-SAL-ARMY or mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131. Be sure to designate your donation to "Flood Relief."

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:

Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

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 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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