Arkansas (May 4, 2011) – The Black River continues to be out of its banks and wreaking havoc on those areas along the river in Randolph County Arkansas. On Monday and Tuesday, it rose another two feet. It is expected to crest sometime Saturday morning.
The Salvation Army in Randolph County continues to serve workers, the National Guard, and others affected by the flooding in Pocahontas.
A host of volunteers, a Salvation Army officer, Captain Bobby Carr of Rogers, Arkansas, and a couple of employees serve off of the mobile feeding daily. The service began on Thursday of last week and will most likely continue through the weekend. To date, 3,140 meals have been served and 574 volunteer hours have been provided by local and visiting community members. Employees and Officers of The Salvation Army have put in well over 300 hours in the response effort.
Financial donations are critically needed to support disaster relief efforts. There are four ways to donate:
About The Salvation Army
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.
Checks may be made out to “The Salvation Army Disaster Services” and mailed to PO Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.
Text “GIVE” to 80888 to donate $10.
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.