Beaver Crossing, Neb. (May 14, 2014) —The Salvation Army continues to provide disaster relief in the wake of strong storms that damaged communities in central Nebraska on Sunday evening, May 11.
An Emergency Disaster Services mobile canteen and crew from Lincoln have been stationed in Beaver Crossing since Monday morning, May 12, serving food and beverages to hundreds of emergency workers and clean-up crews. According to Lincoln Corps Officer and Incident Commander, Major James Pennington, more than 1,500 meals were provided on Monday and Tuesday by Salvation Army volunteers and staff.
An Emergency Services crew from the Grand Island Salvation Army was deployed to Sutton, Neb. on May 12 to provide relief to those impacted by Sunday’s storms. Operations in Sutton have concluded as of today. The Salvation Army will remain on the scene in Beaver Crossing through the week or for as long as needed.
For up-to-date information, please contact John Kuzma, divisional director of emergency disaster services, 402-510-4403.
How to Help
The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by this storm is make a monetary contribution.
Give online at givesalvationarmy.org
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]
Contributions to assist Salvation Army Nebraska Storm Relief operations can be mailed to:
THE SALVATION ARMY
10755 BURT ST.
OMAHA NE, 68114
Donations of Household Good and Clothing:
Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and 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 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 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.