Shreveport, LA (06/10/2015) - Flood watch and sandbagging is still in full-effect in Northwest Louisiana within the Parishes of Caddo and Bossier. The Salvation Army enters day five of their response. Two Emergency Feeding Units are still running routes feeding exhausted workers on both sides of the Red River throughout the entire day and into the night.
The main task of The Salvation Army at this time is the support of workers and community members who continue to work on saving structures in the area. In the Louisiana summer heat, individuals burn large amounts of energy and it is sometimes just The Salvation Army who is supplying those needs. According to the area Salvation Army administrator, Major Ed Binnix, “Large amounts of donated food items are pouring into The Salvation Army's main office, and as fast as it comes in, the deliveries head right back out.” Binnix added, “We exist as an organization to serve our communities and that’s what we are trying to do.”
While the situation is slowing down, The Salvation Army in Shreveport has vowed to continue serving as long as they can to support those who are doing so much to save the region.
Donations can be made online at www.salvationarmyalm.org/Shreveport, or mailed/dropped off at 200 East Stoner Ave in Shreveport, and earmarked for Shreveport Flood.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865. 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 survivors, 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.