Salvation Army Western Division Seeking More Volunteers for Flood Relief

March 16, 2019
Todd Andrews | todd_andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 913-6902

SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS AS FLOOD-RELIEF SUPPORT EFFORTS SPAN FROM OMAHA METRO TO SIOUX FALLS

Pop-Up Donation Center in Omaha Now Open in Support of Relief Operations

Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers, officers, and staff are working throughout a nearly 200-mile-long corridor of the three-state Western Division as flooding continues to affect the area.    

In Omaha—Staff have set up a donation center at the old Canfield's near 84th & Center.  It's open today until 7 P.M. and tomorrow 3/17 from noon to 7 P.M.  There, donations of flood-cleanup and -relief items such as shovels, masks, disinfectant, tarps, bottled water, and sports drinks are being taken.  PLUS:  More volunteers are needed!  Sign up at 402-898-6050 or registertoring.com.

In Fremont—While access to the town from the outside has been shut down, Salvation Army teams are there, supporting local flood-relief efforts—including providing pastoral care as needed, and they are set to provide food and refreshments, as well.

In Norfolk—Officers, staff, and volunteers have been responding to needs both in Norfolk and in nearby communities, such as Osmond, where they provided some 250 meals and also distributed flood cleanup kits.

In Sioux City—Staff continue flood-relief work in nearby communities; their work has included bringing toys to flood-affected families with children.  They are also working to prepare a mobile food pantry to distribute food across a larger area around their base of operations in Sioux City.

In Sioux Falls—The team there had, as of Saturday morning, some 200 flood cleanup kits available for anyone in need.

People who wish to make a monetary donation to support flood-relief efforts can do so by going to www.salarmyomaha.org and clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button.       

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