Salvation Army Teams Taking Relief Directly to Affected Communities

March 19, 2019
Todd Andrews | | (402) 913-6902


From bringing cleanup kits to towns isolated by floodwaters…to serving hundreds of meals to large groups…to providing emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, The Salvation Army pushed forward Tuesday in its efforts to help across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. 

Here are some main points from today’s efforts, and a brief look ahead at what’s set for tomorrow:

In Fremont—The team there ramped up its support of local food-service operations as flood waters receded.  It’s expecting to help serve some 400-500 people at each meal time starting with lunch tomorrow.  Officers and staff and volunteers are looking to start providing meal service to smaller, neighboring communities in the days to come, as well.

In Omaha—The Kroc Center continued its food-service support efforts, providing meals to a Bellevue flood-relief shelter.  Elsewhere: the flood-relief-items donation center at the old Canfield's near 84th & Center will be open again from noon-6 P.M. on Wednesday.  We would truly appreciate continued donations of flood-cleanup supplies, including:

  • Bleach
  • Work gloves
  • Rakes
  • Mops
  • Shovels
  • Buckets
  • Tarps
  • Household cleaning items

In Sioux City—Officers, staff, and volunteers served some 500 meals today as they continue to provide food and supplies to flood-damaged areas around their base of operations.

In Norfolk—The team there sent a truck stocked with bottled water and about 100 clean-up kits to the nearby community of Spencer.  Officers have also provided emotional and spiritual care in the areas of Pierce and Osmond.  Volunteers took bottled water to the town of Verdigre. 

The Salvation Army is seeking donations to support flood-relief efforts.  To donate:  go to and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button. 

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