Answered Prayers in West Virginia

June 30, 2016
Janeen Johnally | Janeen.Johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org | (954) 729-6384

Answered Prayers in West Virginia

The Salvation Army provided food and water to Anna Conley, who lost almost all of her belongings in the floods.


A local Pastor has held the faith that love, unity, and community would find a way to bless the citizens of Newton through this disaster; little did he know that it would be his very own family that would be touched.

In the wake of the flooding the Pastor faithfully prayed for blessings to abound in his community, that his neighbors would come together to lift up the hurting and the lost. Reaching out to The Salvation Army Disaster Services, our onsite Officers prayed with this Pastor, served his family meals, and offered any relief and solace they might need. The Lord shone mercifully upon the Pastor’s faith as his prayers for reunification were answered when his family came together to work for the betterment of their community.

“Disasters of this magnitude have a way of reminding us what really matters,” said Captain Roger Hasty of The Salvation Army Disaster Response Team. “The Salvation Army is humbled to be able to bear witness to the miracles of the Lord in a time of such distress, and we will continue to pray and serve this community until the needs of those affected are met.”

Captain Hasty will be mailing 40 song books to the Pastor’s church, to replace the ones the pastor lost during the flood.

How people can help:
An appeal is being made for financial assistance to fund the flood relief work in West Virginia.  Those who wish to support The Salvation Army’s disaster response may do so by sending a check earmarked “June 2016 West Virginia Floods”  to their local Salvation Army office, online at http://tinyurl.com/zu6rn47, or by making a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Be sure to designate the donation for the “June 2016 West Virginia Floods.”

Although The Salvation Army is not requesting in-kind goods donations at this time, gifts of gently-used household goods, clothing, etc., are always needed by Salvation Army Family Stores to support their work in the local community. Find out more at SAtruck.org, or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825).

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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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