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The Salvation Army Responds To Flooding In Mohawk Valley Area

Syracuse, NY (June 28, 2013)—The Salvation Army is responding to overnight flooding in the Mohawk Valley area of New York State. “The Salvation Army in Herkimer at 431 N. Prospect Street with be open with a hot dinner at 6 pm. The Empire Division’s incident command team has been mobilized and be opening in Utica at the Utica Worship and Community Center later Friday night. Our mobile feeding van from Albany has been assigned to the Herkimer County 911 Center to provide food, refreshments and comfort to rescue workers and emergency personnel,” said Capt. Brian Clark, director of Empire State Division’s Emergency Disaster Services.

“As there is also urban flooding in Western New York, we have mobile feeding units on stand-by in that area also. Other feeding units in Oneonta and Elmira are also on stand-by. We are readying clean up kits in the Utica area for distribution in the affected areas,” he added.

“We will inform those affected by the flooding on how to obtain Salvation Army clean up kits by Saturday morning,” he added.

About the Empire Division

The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate New York and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre, Pa.). Our annual Red Kettle Campaign in November and December helps our 42 community and worship centers, service areas in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and 167 volunteer driven service units raise funds that remain in each community to help those in need.

Website: SalvationArmyEmpireState.org
twitter.com/SalArmyEmpire
https://www.facebook.com/salvationarmyempirestate

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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The Salvation Army Responds To Flooding In Central Pennsylvania

DuBois, PA (June 28, 2013)—Severe thunderstorms have caused significant flooding in Clearfield and Jefferson counties in central Pennsylvania, damaging homes and forcing residents to evacuate. In response, last night The Salvation Army deployed a team of people and a mobile feeding truck from Pittsburgh to a temporary shelter at the DuBois Area Senior High School to assist with feeding and caring for those displaced by the storms.

An additional team was deployed from The Salvation Army in Punxsutawney to another temporary shelter in Sigel where they provided meals as well as socks and personal care kits.

Although The Salvation Army’s own building in DuBois had water from the storm in the basement and main floor, Majors David and Robin Maddock remained there to serve refreshments and provide comfort to the rescue workers in the heavily flooded area.

With the water now receding, The Salvation Army will continue to serve at the shelter in DuBois until at least this evening when an assessment will determine the need for continued sheltering and mass feeding. Once the initial relief efforts are complete, The Salvation Army will transition into recovery operations in the affected communities.

To help, financial donations can be made at www.SalvationArmy-WPA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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Day 37: Tornado Response Continues In Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK (June 25, 2013)—The Salvation Army has been busy serving tens of thousands throughout Central Oklahoma in the aftermath of the May tornadoes. Since the peak of the relief, 30 mobile feeding units (canteens) and catering trucks have served in areas devastated by the tornadoes and flooding.

With over 1,200 homes lost, plans are being drafted for the transition from the emergency relief phase which is waning (37 days after first onset of tornadoes) to intermediate and long term recovery and care of storm victims.

“We continue to assess the needs in the area and anticipate the bulk of our assistance will begin once families and individuals find temporary housing and/or begin the rebuilding process,” states Lt. Trey Jones, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s Incident Command team. “Our ability to provide recovery and long term assistance is based upon the needs of those impacted and our partnerships with other agencies.”

In response to the storm, through Tuesday, June 18, The Salvation Army has provided approximately:

  • 81,809 meals
  • 117,735 drinks
  • 146,697 snacks
  • Emotional and spiritual care to 13,046 individuals
  • 43,570 comfort kits
  • 6,784 clean up kits
  • 26,480 hours of employee and volunteer service
  • Over 3,800 cases opened and services provided to more than 13,000 individuals

The Salvation Army maintains a fleet of canteens and supply warehouses throughout the United States to enable speedy mobilization. There are 260 of these units in the southern United States alone and more than 600 emergency response vehicles nationwide.

 
 

MARCS (Multi-Agency Resource Centers)

Hours: Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.

The Salvation Army is located in the El Reno and Moore MARCs. Assistance includes:

  • Financial Assistance to Tornado Survivors
  • Salvation Army Family Stores Clothing Vouchers to Tornado and Flooding Survivors
  • Referrals for Other Services

Jenks Simmons Field House
214 N. Country Club Rd
El Reno, OK

Westmoore High School
12613 S. Western Ave.
Moore, OK
FIXED FEEDING SITE

 
 

Distribution of In-Kind Gifts NEW HOURS

The Salvation Army is providing water, food, hygiene items, clean-up kits and additional items for anyone affected by the recent tornadoes and flooding.
Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads Distribution Hours:
Monday thru Saturday: 10 AM until 6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

 
 

Monetary donations and Volunteers are the most critical need as transition occurs into recovery.

  • Donors are encouraged to give online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
  • You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
  • Checks should be mailed to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 2536, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 and designate “2013 Oklahoma Tornadoes.”
  • Those interested in volunteering should register at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. Please note that disaster service training is a prerequisite for volunteering in a disaster zone and not all registered volunteers will be called on to serve. You can reach our Volunteer Coordinator at 405-620-2027 or alArmyOKTornadoVolunteer@gmail.com.

 
 

Your donations make a real difference.
  • A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
  • A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
  • A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
  • A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
  • A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.

 
 
 
 
 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

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On This Day In History, June 24: William Booth Received by King Edward VII

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In 1904, William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, was received by King Edward VII of Great Britain, the first official recognition by a world leader of the importance of the then–39–year–old movement. When The King asked the General what his recreations were and to sign his autograph album, he wrote: “Some men’s ambition is art. Some men’s ambition is fame. Some men’s ambition is gold. My ambition is the souls of men.”

Booth, while both humbled and honored by the king’s acknowledgement, was true to his convictions. He told the sovereign of the ongoing work of the Army in 49 countries. The visit was to make an impact upon the Army and its place in the world, but also on the monarch.
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Out-Of-State Salvation Army Disaster Teams Arrive To Aid In Colorado Fires

Denver, CO (June 23, 2013)—As fires continue to erupt across Colorado, The Salvation Army calls in Emergency Disaster Services teams from New Mexico, California, Wyoming and Montana in response to requests for aid in multiple locations around the state. The Salvation Army’s Colorado teams have worked non-stop since the Black Forest Fire began burning nearly two week ago. In just eleven days, these teams have provided nearly 13,000 meals and more than 50,000 snacks and drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of multiple fires.

Salvation Army disaster services personnel continues to provide food, hydration and emotional care to Black Forest Fire evacuees as they return home through the Vollmer Road re-entry point located at School in the Woods. Tomorrow, The Salvation Army will begin feeding operations at the West Fork Fire shelter in Del Norte. Teams remain on standby to provide relief in the East Peak Fire burning near Walsenburg.

Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army meet the immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires, as well as plan for long-term recovery efforts. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 60006 Prescott, AZ 86304 In–kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Courtney Culpepper
Public Relations & Special Events Director
THE SALVATION ARMY I INTERMOUNTAIN DIVISION
1370 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203

Office: 303-860-5460 I Mobile: 702-402-4449
Email: Courtney.Culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

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On This Day In History June 21: Catherine Booth Made Her Last Public Address

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In 1888, Catherine Booth, The Army Mother, made her last public address at City Temple in London, England. Here is a quote from her speech that day:

“Perhaps on no point has The Salvation Army suffered persecution more than on this one point of its teaching—that it teaches a Savior not only willing to pardon, but who does pardon absolutely, and who communicates a sense of that pardon by His Holy Spirit to the hears of those who truly repent and sincerely believe, with a living faith, in Him, and not only washes their past sins away but has the power to keep them from their sins, and will, if they trust in Him, enable them to live in righteousness and holiness all their lives, walking in obedience to His commands, keeping that inner law of which we have just heard—the law of Christ—which is the most perfect law and fulfills all others—loving the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind, soul, and strength, and they neighbor as thyself.”

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The Salvation Army Feeds First Responders In Lime Gulch Fire

Denver, CO (June 20, 2013)—The Salvation Army has responded to a request for aid in the Lime Gulch Fire that erupted yesterday evening. Disaster service personnel from The Salvation Army’s Denver Metro team provided breakfast to 150 first responders and law enforcement personnel this morning and expect numbers to rise to nearly 325 this evening.

The Salvation Army continues to aid evacuees returning to the area impacted by the Black Forest Fire. Emergency Disaster Services teams from Colorado Springs and Casper, WY provided over 8,000 food and hydration items yesterday to evacuees moving through re-entry zones and remain at these locations today.

The Salvation Army remains available to provide additional assistance to residents at the Disaster Assistance Center located at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Recovery efforts to counter the Black Forest Fire’s extensive devastation will be long-term, and The Salvation Army plans to be present as long as there is need. Still today, The Salvation Army continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.

Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the long recovery ahead. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304

In-kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Courtney Culpepper
Public Relations & Special Events Director
THE SALVATION ARMY I INTERMOUNTAIN DIVISION
1370 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203

Office: 303-860-5460 I Mobile: 702-402-4449
Email: Courtney.Culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

Free one-day football clinic for youth affected by the tragedy in West, TX.

Dallas Cowboys Team up with The Salvation Army Waco for West, TX

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Just yesterday, The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboy Terrance Williams, and Rowdy the Dallas mascot teamed up with The Salvation Army of Waco and CenTex Pee Wee Football League at Baylor University to assist with a free one-day football clinic for youth affected by the tragedy in West, TX.

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The Salvation Army Needs Your Help To Help Others Recovering From Black Forest Wildfires

Denver, CO (June 19, 2013)—Last week, The Salvation Army provided over 1,000 volunteer hours, 25,000 meals and snacks and 27,000 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of the Black Forest Fire. Emergency Disaster Services teams continue to aid those impacted by the fire as they begin returning to the area.

As evacuees begin returning to the area, the need for assistance remains heavy. The Salvation Army will be there for those who have lost more than 500 homes. Already, we have given $50,000 to survivors for immediate needs.

Now, we need your help to support those rebuilding from the ground up.

Recovery efforts to counter the Black Forest Fire’s extensive devastation will be long-term, and The Salvation Army plans to be present as long as there is need; however, we cannot do this without the community’s support.

Still today, The Salvation Army continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires. Though this recovery continues, our expenses have far exceeded donations received for these efforts.

Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the long recovery ahead. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304

In-kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.