Salvation Army Flood and Tornado Response in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa

May 12, 2015
Susan Eustice | Susan_Eustice@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 981-6091

(Omaha, Neb.) The Salvation Army continued to provide disaster relief in eastern Nebraska over the weekend after heavy rains fell last Thursday. Salvation Army disaster services teams from Lincoln and Beatrice, Nebraska have been providing meals to emergency responders and residents in Dewitt and Fairbury, Nebraska. As of Sunday evening more than 225 meals have been served and 47 storm clean up kits distributed.  

The Salvation Army is also responding to damage from tornadoes yesterday in Lake City, Iowa and Delmont, South Dakota. Emergency disaster relief teams from Ft. Dodge, Iowa and Mitchell, SD are on the scene prepared to provide meals and hydration to residents and emergency workers. In Delmont, where an animal shelter was hit, the Army will distribute blankets for pets.

The Salvation Army will continue to provide disaster relief in the affected communities for as long as needed.


How to Help
The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve disaster survivors in Nebraska and South Dakota during this event and future disasters is to make a monetary donation; 100% of each dollar raised goes to support relief operations in these areas.

Online:
Give online at salarmyomaha.org

By Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:
To donate via mail, please send your check, designated "Tornado & Flood Relief" to:
ATTN: DISASTER RELIEF
THE SALVATION ARMY
10755 BURT ST
OMAHA, NE 68114

Text to give:
Text STORM to 80888 and reply YES to confirm your $10 donation*


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.


*Text to Give Terms and conditions:
A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs. or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to specify 80888 for help.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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