DuBois, PA (June 28, 2013) - Severe thunderstorms have caused significant flooding in Clearfield and Jefferson counties in central Pennsylvania, damaging homes and forcing residents to evacuate. In response, last night The Salvation Army deployed a team of people and a mobile feeding truck from Pittsburgh to a temporary shelter at the DuBois Area Senior High School to assist with feeding and caring for those displaced by the storms.
An additional team was deployed from The Salvation Army in Punxsutawney to another temporary shelter in Sigel where they provided meals as well as socks and personal care kits.
Although The Salvation Army's own building in DuBois had water from the storm in the basement and main floor, Majors David and Robin Maddock remained there to serve refreshments and provide comfort to the rescue workers in the heavily flooded area.
With the water now receding, The Salvation Army will continue to serve at the shelter in DuBois until at least this evening when an assessment will determine the need for continued sheltering and mass feeding. Once the initial relief efforts are complete, The Salvation Army will transition into recovery operations in the affected communities.
To help, financial donations can be made at www.SalvationArmy-WPA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established 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 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org