The Salvation Army Continues to Discover Unmet Needs in Dayton Ohio

June 01, 2019
Thad Hicks | thad.hicks@use.salvationarmy.org | (740) 601-1252

The Salvation Army Continues to Discover Unmet Needs in Dayton Ohio

Operations continue in the Dayton Ohio region following this week’s deadly tornado outbreak that struck the state.  As they serve, volunteers continue to discover pockets of individuals who haven’t received assistance.

The Salvation Army’s food distribution continues via their mobile kitchens. Volunteers are continuing to reach into the hardest hits areas.  As roads throughout the region are being cleared, more pockets of individuals are being discovered and some have not been able to access any assistance. Based on the needs being observed by volunteers, additional resources are being distributed including, items for pets, candy for children, and laundry soap.     

During Saturday’s distribution, an apartment complex was discovered that had been completely destroyed.  Residents were in the area with authorities and were given 2 hours to gather up what they could from their homes. As volunteers approached them with meals, they were met with hugs and tears. One survivor could not stop saying how glad they were to see The Salvation Army.

 

About The Salvation Army
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.

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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