Portland, ME (September 27, 2011) - The Salvation Army Flood Recovery Center, 263 South Main Street, Rutland is currently open for all Vermont residents affected by Tropical Storm Irene and is providing food, clothing and furniture.
Salvation Army Rutland Commander Major Charles Balcom, remarks "Families and individuals can come to the center for help. This is not an income based program but a service for everyone in need of flood relief assistance."
We are in need volunteers at the center to sort and stack items. Please call (802) 773-1739 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.
"We are grateful to the community for its outpouring of support, at the present time we are not accepting additional donations," stated Major Balcom.
Hours of Operation for donations and assistance at the Warehouse:
Since August 29 The Salvation Army has been providing services to families affected by Tropical Storm Irene in Rutland, Plymouth, Tyson, Ludlow, and Waterbury, Vermont. The organization's emergency disaster operation will continue to address the needs from the Flood Recovery Center. To date, The Salvation Army has provided over 9000 meals, 5600 snacks and 400 clean-up kits to flood victims in Vermont.
Monetary donations to help The Salvation Army's hurricane relief efforts may be sent to:
The Salvation Army
Disaster Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301
*Designation ‘2011 Hurricane Season'
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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.About The Salvation Army