Salvation Army Response Shifts to Emergency Assistance in West Virginia

July 11, 2016
Shelley Henderson | shelley.henderson@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Response Shifts to Emergency Assistance in West Virginia

Charleston, W.V. (July 11, 2016)—The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster response is shifting to emergency assistance beginning Wednesday July 13 and ending Saturday, July 16. Services will be provided in four locations in West Virginia—two in Clay/Kanawha counties and two in Greenbrier/Rainelle counties. Households impacted by the floods are encouraged to come to Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens during service hours and receive a clean-up kit, hygiene kit, and food box. Households do not need to bring documentation to receive services. The Salvation Army is still providing food and hydration support through the mobile feeding kitchens.

Clay/Kanawha Counties

  • Queen Shoals Community Church
    Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14    10:30 a.m.— 4:00 p.m.
  • Downtown Clendenin
    Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16    10:30 a.m.— 4:00 p.m.

Greenbrier/Rainelle Counties

  • Park Center Shopping Center, 500 Park Center, Rainelle WV
    Wednesday July 13 and Thursday July 14  10:00 a.m.— 3 p.m.
  • Battleground Crossing Shopping Center, 1 Alvon Road, White Sulphur Springs WV
    Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16  10:00 a.m.— 3 p.m.

To date, The Salvation Army has served 33,007 meals and 53,763 snacks and drinks, staff members and trained volunteers have worked 2,855 hours of service, and provided 1,163 individuals with emotional and spiritual care.

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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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