The Salvation Army Response to the 2017 Spring Floods in Missouri

May 05, 2017
Jack Wang | jack_wang@usc.salvationarmy.org | (314) -64-6-30

St. Louis, Mo.– The Salvation Army has been active throughout the Midland Division in response to the spring floods. Multiple Canteen operations are active throughout the division in the St. Louis area and southern Missouri (weather permitting) serving meals, snacks, drinks, cleanup kits, and the occasional Band-Aid. Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) will be setup in the coming days and weeks to provide financial assistance, cleanup kits, etc., for those affected by the floods.

Jeremy Koren, Seasonal Events Coordinator for The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command, is currently at The Salvation Army Area Command Center in St. Louis serving as the Planning Section Chief. An Area Command Center was established to support the multiple flood-related incidents throughout the Midland Division.

To support The Salvation Army's flood relief efforts across Missouri and Southern Illinois, please text FLOODHELP to 41444.

For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow the EDS team on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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