Salvation Army Expands Flood-Relief Efforts into Southwestern South Dakota

March 28, 2019
Todd Andrews | todd_andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 913-6902

The Salvation Army Western Division continues to expand its flood-relief efforts this week—as  representatives are now working food-service operations in a flood-affected area of southwestern South Dakota.  Here’s a review of some of today’s operations in NE, IA, and SD—and a look ahead at Friday:

In Rapid City, SD—The team there is working with Pine Ridge Reservation residents, leaders, and volunteers to get food boxes to people who have been stranded by flood waters.  This work is part of multi-agency flood-relief efforts at Pine Ridge.

In Omaha, NE—The Kroc Center team served about 1,350 meals on Wednesday between operations in Sarpy and Douglas Counties.  The team is set to begin supplying food to The Salvation Army’s ongoing feeding operations in Fremont on Friday.  Meanwhile, the Disaster Resource Center continued its operations near 84th and Center; it’s open again Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

In Council Bluffs, IA—Officers, staff, and volunteers served lunch to people in Hamburg, Iowa.

In Sioux City, IA—The team there served meals in Hornick, Iowa.  An additional Sioux City-based team worked in Ponca, Nebraska, on Friday, serving families via financial assistance and supplies.

In Kearney, NE—The team there has been providing flood-relief assistance this week in Buffalo, Hall, and Watson counties in central Nebraska.

In Fremont, NE—Officers, staff, and volunteers served about 150 meals at lunchtime.

In Watertown, SD—The team there is set to receive a shipment of flood-cleanup kits; plans call for the kits to, upon arrival, be given out to those in need.  The Watertown Corps has been asked by local officials to be ready to serve as a flood-relief shelter if needed—and is making specific preparations in response.

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