Western Division Plans to Expand Food-Service Efforts as Part of Ongoing Flood-Relief Campaign

April 05, 2019
Todd Andrews | todd_andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 913-6902



The Salvation Army Western Division’s three-state flood-relief effort is moving into its fourth week.  As it does so, there are some new developments to report in addition to updates on ongoing work.


Service totals for the overall relief effort through March 30 are as follows:  28,304 meals served; 38,992 drinks served; 24,817 snacks served; 15,543 other items (such as flood-cleanup kits) delivered; and more than 12,000 volunteer hours worked.  Following is a review of some of today’s efforts, and a brief look ahead at what’s set for the weekend:


In Fremont:  The team plans to do food service in nearby Arlington, Nebraska, this weekend, in support of a community cleanup effort there.


In Council Bluffs—Officers, staff, and volunteers worked in Mills and Fremont Counties today; their efforts included doing casework and serving meals.  Plans call for the Council Bluffs team to serve some 250 meals for lunch on Saturday and Sunday in Hamburg, Iowa—and also to begin providing meals at dinner starting Friday, April 12 (in addition to their ongoing lunchtime food service).


In Sioux City—The team worked in the nearby community of Hornick, Iowa, where they continued food service there.  They also did casework back at the Corps in Sioux City, where they’ve been providing flood-relief items to the public through their Disaster Resource Center. 


In Omaha—Personnel from the Kroc Center continued food service operations Friday in the communities of Chris Lake and Hansen Lake south of Omaha, as well as in Hawaiian Village.


In Norfolk—Norfolk-based officers traveled to the community of Verdigre, Nebraska, on Friday, where they did casework—and where they will be providing financial assistance.


In Grand Island—The team there worked Thursday in the community of Wood River, Nebraska—where they provided financial assistance to families.

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