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April 4, 2019

The Salvation Army Provides Relief to Those Impacted by Widespread Flooding

Salvation Army Western Division Flood-Relief Efforts Continue in NE, IA, SD

The Salvation Army Western Division is set to enter its third week of flood-relief work over the weekend.  Service totals through midday Thursday, March 28 include:  over 20,000 meals served; 23,200 drinks served; 18,300 snacks served; 11,600 other items delivered (including flood-cleanup kits); and 9,750 volunteer hours worked. 

Here’s a review of some of today’s operations in NE, IA, and SD—and a look ahead at the weekend:

Council Bluffs, IA—The team there served lunch to people in Hamburg, Iowa, on Friday.  They plan to serve meals on Saturday in Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

Omaha, NE—The Kroc Center team served about 900 meals and over 1,250 drinks on Thursday between operations in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.  Elsewhere, the Disaster Resource Center continued its operations near 84th and Center; it’s set to be open again Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sioux City, IA—The team there assisted with meal service in nearby Hornick, Iowa. 

Fremont, NE—Officers, staff and volunteers served over 200 meals at lunchtime and some 220 meals at dinner on Thursday.

Kearney, NE—The team there is set to provide social services support in the community of Dannebrog, Nebraska, this weekend.

Norfolk, NE—Officers, staff and volunteers served meals on the Santee Reservation.

Watertown, SD—The Corps there delivered flood-cleanup kits—and is standing by to serve as an emergency shelter if needed.

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.

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service

Report by Todd Andrews, Central Territory

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