Salvation Army Teams Continue Response to Lake County, Ill. Flooding

July 14, 2017
Chez Ordonez | chez_ordonez@usc.salvationarmy.org | (872) 223-7951

Salvation Army Teams Continue Response to Lake County, Ill. Flooding

(Chicago - July 14, 2017)  For the third day and in coordination with the Lake County Illinois Office of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continues to blanket Lake County with two Emergency Rapid Response Units; providing hydration and snacks as well as distributing flood clean up kits.

In addition to the Rapid Response units, the Army is also providing:

  • A mobile feeding kitchen to assist in meal service to flood survivors
  • Sand baggers
  • First response personnel  
  • Emotional & Spiritual Care

 

Communities being served today are the following:                                                                                                                  

  • Round Lake
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Zurich
  • Libertyville
  • North Chicago
  • Waukegan
  • Lincolnshire

Salvation Army teams will continue assessing these affected areas while distributing hydration, snacks, meals, and Flood Clear-Up Kits.  Army personnel are also developing its next operational phase utilizing Salvation Army Service Extension offices throughout the affected areas that will provide expanded support services. 

In addition to flood clean-up kits -- food boxes and personal care kits will be distributed at these locations. 

To support The Salvation Army's relief efforts, you can send a check marked “Disaster Relief” to your nearest Salvation Army unit, or visit our website at www.salarmychicago.org/disasterresponse.

How to Help:

The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve disaster victims in the Midwest Region during this event and future disasters is to make a monetary donation.

Giving:
To support The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services in the Chicagoland area, donate online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Please be sure to designate your gift “Disaster Services.”                                                                                        

Donors may also give by mobile phone. Text CHICAGOFLOOD to 41444.

About The Salvation Army
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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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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