On the Move: Salvation Army Western Division Pushes Forward with Additional Flood Relief

March 23, 2019
Todd Andrews | todd_andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 913-6902

With more than ten canteens (mobile kitchens) on the move around flood-affected parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, The Salvation Army Western Division pushed forward with its flood-relief efforts Saturday as the week came to a close.

Service-total estimates for the organization’s overall flood-relief operation now stand, as of today, as follows:  some 9,600 meals served; and over 10,000 drinks and more than 10,000 snacks served.  About 2,250 volunteer hours have been tallied to this point in the operation, as well.  Following is a review of some of today’s efforts, and a brief look ahead at what’s set for next week:

In Council Bluffs—The Council Bluffs Corps team was in action Saturday in Mills and Fremont Counties in southwest Iowa.  Among their work there:  doing intake at a food-and-supplies distribution center in Glenwood, Iowa.  The team is now planning to spearhead three-meal-per-day food-service operations starting midweek next week in Hamburg, Iowa.  It also plans to distribute flood clean-up kits there in the coming days.

In Sioux City—The Sioux City team continues to provide refreshments in the nearby community of Hornick, Iowa, and is set to resume food service there on Monday.  Officers and staff plan to head over to Ponca, Nebraska, next week to assist with flood-relief efforts there. 

In Omaha—Officers, staff, and volunteers from the Kroc Center continued food service today in several Sarpy County lakeside communities.  Elsewhere, the Disaster Resource Center continued its operations near 84th and Center—both distributing flood-relief items and taking in donations thereof.   It’s open again Sunday (12 p.m.-5 p.m.) and will continue operations next week.

In Fremont—Officers, staff, and volunteers have been distributing flood clean-up kits, and continue to work in food-service functions in town, as well.

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

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