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, 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.