South Dakota (June 14, 2011) - With river levels rising daily, thousands of South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa homes along the Missouri River are being threatened. The Salvation Army continues its relief work in the greater Siouxland area. Salvation Army disaster relief efforts have been underway in the following areas: South Dakota (six sites) including McCook Lake, Wynstone Estates, the Gateway Complex, Tyson Event Center and two sites in Dakota Dunes; where levee construction is substantially completed.
The Salvation Army disaster services team from Watertown, SD joined the Sioux City team in providing meals, snacks and beverages to over 16,000 workers and residents, who have put in over 1,300 hours of help, in Sioux City, and Dakota City, NE and along the riverfront in Dakota Dunes, SD.
The Salvation Army Western Division, based in Omaha, NE is also coordinating plans for disaster relief operations in the Omaha Metro area including Council Bluffs, as flood waters continue to rise along the Missouri River.
The Omaha Salvation Army has partnered with Action News 3, Journal Broadcast Radio, Two Men and A Truck, CBSHOME Real Estate and Omaha Fire Department to collect supplies for clean-up kits, which will be distributed throughout the Western Division in the coming weeks and months. Employees of Koca Chiropractic Clinic are also collecting supplies for the flood response. Items most needed include bottled water, Gatorade, rubber gloves, buckets, disinfectant, brushes, brooms, mops and safety goggles. Donations may be dropped off at Action News 3, 10714 Mockingbird Drive; Journal Broadcast Radio, 5030 N. 72 Street; The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, your neighborhood fire station or any of the Omaha CBSHOME Real Estate locations below:
14769 California Street
11511 South 42nd Street, STE 106
11213 Davenport Street
16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza
3506 North 147 Street, Suite 200
3090 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue
12112 Pacific Street
13110 West Dodge Road
Note: Donation drop off hours at CBSHOME Real Estate locations: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
To donate to The Salvation Army's flood response in South Dakota, Iowa or Nebraska visit givesalvationarmy.org, call 800-SAL-ARMY or mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131. Be sure to designate your donation to "Flood Relief."
Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation Army
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.About The Salvation Army