Salvation Army Teams Taking Relief Directly to Affected Communities

March 19, 2019
Todd Andrews | todd_andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 913-6902

TAKING RELIEF DIRECTLY TO AFFECTED COMMUNITIES:  SALVATION ARMY ON THE MOVE TUESDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA

From bringing cleanup kits to towns isolated by floodwaters…to serving hundreds of meals to large groups…to providing emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, The Salvation Army pushed forward Tuesday in its efforts to help across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. 

Here are some main points from today’s efforts, and a brief look ahead at what’s set for tomorrow:

In Fremont—The team there ramped up its support of local food-service operations as flood waters receded.  It’s expecting to help serve some 400-500 people at each meal time starting with lunch tomorrow.  Officers and staff and volunteers are looking to start providing meal service to smaller, neighboring communities in the days to come, as well.

In Omaha—The Kroc Center continued its food-service support efforts, providing meals to a Bellevue flood-relief shelter.  Elsewhere: the flood-relief-items donation center at the old Canfield's near 84th & Center will be open again from noon-6 P.M. on Wednesday.  We would truly appreciate continued donations of flood-cleanup supplies, including:

  • Bleach
  • Work gloves
  • Rakes
  • Mops
  • Shovels
  • Buckets
  • Tarps
  • Household cleaning items

In Sioux City—Officers, staff, and volunteers served some 500 meals today as they continue to provide food and supplies to flood-damaged areas around their base of operations.

In Norfolk—The team there sent a truck stocked with bottled water and about 100 clean-up kits to the nearby community of Spencer.  Officers have also provided emotional and spiritual care in the areas of Pierce and Osmond.  Volunteers took bottled water to the town of Verdigre. 

The Salvation Army is seeking donations to support flood-relief efforts.  To donate:  go to www.salarmyomaha.org and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button. 

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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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