The Salvation Army Responds to Severe Flooding in Western Pennsylvania

September 01, 2016
Karla Tejada | karla.tejada@use.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Responds to Severe Flooding in Western Pennsylvania

While much of the country focuses on Tropical Storm Hermine, preparing for high winds and flooding, The Salvation Army, Western PA Division has been actively engaged in two areas of serious flooding. Both Connellsville, PA (in the area of Dutch Bottom, just South of Pittsburgh), and Bullskin Township are actively engaged in major flooding with more than 100 homes being affected. Many of these homes had over five feet of water impacting the first floor with some being condemned immediately due to obvious structural issues.
 

The Army, working with the local Ministerial group, has served meals, snacks and hydration for the last three days.  Mobile feeding units are serving more than 300 meals at lunch and a slightly larger number at dinner, with those numbers expected to grow as word reaches people that The Salvation Army is there to serve.  We are also helping to feed the volunteers and contractors who are working long shifts to clean up damaged homes.


 

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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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