Grafton, WV (October 31, 2012) - The Salvation Army in Grafton, West Virginia, is still at work to provide food, water and other necessities to two shelters located in Elkins and Belington, WV.
Last night, with the assistance of the Elkins Fire Department and the Philippi Fire Department, The Salvation Army was able to prepare the food at the stations and deliver it to the two shelters. Volunteers are preparing to serve another 100 hot meals, bottles of water, fruit and other nonperishable food items, for those still in the shelters.
“Thanks to the support of volunteers and community partners,” said Lt. Benny Carringer, Pastor/Corps Officer of The Salvation Army in Grafton. “We are thankful to be able to serve others in need, but we know that several counties are still without power and we are urging those to seek shelter.”
Counties and people still without power include:
Barbour County - 6,637
Randolph County - 15,902
Taylor County - 1,591
The Salvation Army will continue to serve our communities. Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized. Here are other ways you can support your local Salvation Army:
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.