Pocahontas, AR – The Service Unit of The Salvation Army in Randolph County continues to serve workers, the National Guard, and others affected by the flooding of the Black River in Pocahontas.
The Black River continues to be above flood level and in the last 48 hours, seven inches of rain has fallen. Captain Bobby Carr, a volunteer from Fayetteville, AR and another employee have been serving off of the mobile feeding unit since Sunday morning. This past weekend three meals a day were served amounting t0 1,303 meals served. To date, since last Thursday when meal service began, 2,801 meals have been served. 402 volunteer hours have been provided by local community members, as well as service by employees and Officers of The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army would like to thank the National Guard who have provided assistance to ensure that critical supplies are able to be resourced even though transportation is very difficult due to flooded roads.
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.