Salvation Army Transitions into Recovery in West Virginia

July 07, 2016
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Transitions into Recovery in West Virginia

Charleston, W.V. (July 7, 2016)—As communities devastated by the West Virginia floods repair and rebuild, The Salvation Army is working alongside them, delivering food and drinks and lending a listening ear to neighbors hard hit by the floods.

“West Virginians are so resilient – everywhere we see neighbors helping neighbors as they clean up and rebuild,” said Carol Kirby, Salvation Army EDS worker from Lynchburg, Virginia. “It’s really hot out there so people are asking for sports drinks and water. l am so glad we can help West Virginians with their most basic needs.”

Carol is a Salvation Army employee at The Salvation Army in Lynchburg and has been deployed as an Emergency Disaster Services worker for many disasters.

Currently The Salvation Army West Virginia EDS services are transitioning from urgent emergency response and moving into recovery support. In upcoming weeks, The Salvation Army will be working with our volunteer partners and assisting as needs are assessed.

“In our initial response we were filling in the gaps of in the community with food and drinks and emotional care. Now we are working with partners to see how we can help West Virginia rebuild,” said Major Brooks Gilliam, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Charleston and West Virginia Incident Commander for Salvation Army EDS response. “The Salvation Army is West Virginia proud and we are here to help in any way we can.”

The Salvation Army's response has just begun. In the days, weeks, and months ahead, we will be out in the community, lending a helping hand and a listening ear. We can do this because you support us. Thank you from The Salvation Army and on behalf of the many survivors we are serving.

You can help by your financial gifts to support Salvation Army disaster relief efforts. 100% of donations go directly to the disaster.

  • By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Online: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/floods
  • By mail: Send your gift to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief   PO BOX 1490 Clarksburg, WV  26302-1490 or to your local Salvation Army unit.  Please make checks payable to "The Salvation Army" and clearly mark your gift “June 2016 West Virginia Floods”.
  • By Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
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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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