Salvation Army of Omaha To Turn Sandbags Into Moneybags—”Money-Bags” Will Support Flood Relief Work

Omaha, NE — Tom Becka of KFAB will broadcast his 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. radio show live from Loft 610 in Midtown Crossing on Monday (June 27) as a fundraiser for Salvation Army flood relief. The restaurant is located at 220 S. 31st Ave.

The public is invited to stop by and help fill sandbags with donations for The Salvation Army’s work to help flood victims in the metro Omaha/Council Bluffs area or to listen to KFAB for details on how to donate. The goal is to fill 200 sandbags or “moneybags” with money that day. Of every dollar donated to the fund, 100 percent goes to flood relief operation.

Becka’s live on-location show will feature calls from listeners as well as interviews with Salvation Army emergency disaster services representatives and Divisional Commander Major Paul Smith.

“The Salvation Army is often the last to leave the scene of a disaster and becomes involved in long-term recovery even after the threat is past,” said Smith.

Salvation Army Red Kettles Not Just for the Holidays

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles, usually associated with bell ringing and the holidays, are making their summer debut at more than 140 sites in Omaha and surrounding communities (including Bellevue, Carter Lake, Elkhorn, LaVista, Papillion and Ralston).

Among the many places where the countertop red kettles can be found are all locations for Hy-Vee, American National Bank, Blimpie’s, Fantasy’s, Little King, Security National Bank, Starbuck’s, Wheatfield’s and Cubby’s in the Old Market. For more locations where you can donate, go online to www.givesalvationarmy.org. Donations to the kettles will be used 100 percent for flood relief in Omaha‘s metro area.

Cleanup Kits Needed
Hy-Vee has joined with Action News 3, Journal Broadcast Radio and The Salvation Army in an on-going campaign to provide clean-up kit supplies to flood victims. The public is invited to donate new supplies for the kits. Supplies needed include buckets, rubber gloves, disinfectant, brushes, brooms, mops, bottled water and safety goggles.
Donations may be dropped off at any Omaha Fire Station, Action News 3, 10714 Mockingbird Drive; Journal Broadcast Radio, 5030 N 72 Street; or The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street.
The kits are being given to flood victims by The Salvation Army for businesses and homes in Omaha’s metro area.

Volunteers Needed for Mobile Feeding Units
The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center has been active since Memorial Day deploying mobile feeding units to feed and hydrate emergency workers who are monitoring flood activities along the Missouri River daily. Since May 30, more than 21,000 people have been served.
Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help with the mobile feeding unit, contact Ginger Noel at the Kroc Center, 402.905.3519 or ginger_noel@usc.salvationarmy.org. For all other volunteer opportunities, contact Kay Weinstein at 402.898.6000 or kay_weinstein@usc.salvationarmy.org

Monetary Donations:

To donate to The Salvation Army’s flood response in South Dakota, Iowa or Nebraska visit givesalvationarmy.org, call 800-SAL-ARMY or mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131. Be sure to designate your donation to “Flood Relief.”
Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

Kansas City Chiefs Tackle Relief Efforts in Joplin—”We could not have had a better partner than The Salvation Army”

Joplin, MO – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who leads his NFL team during the season, arrived in Joplin on June 23 to lead a group of more than 130 players, coaches and staff including General Manager Scott Pioli and President Mark Donovan in relief efforts.

As part of those efforts, team officials took part in an early morning cleanup session with AmeriCorps, followed by a tour of the impacted area and then returned to greet fans at a Chiefs Fan Zone that had been set-up in a parking lot. The Zone featured inflatable play areas and games for kids, and despite the NFL lockout, players, coaches and executives sat together signing autographs and interacting with community members.

As some of his teammates were signing autographs in the Fan Zone, Kansas City punter Dustin Colquitt assisted a Salvation Army canteen (mobile kitchen) in the community by delivering bottled water and other beverages to those in the impacted area.

However, this has not been just a one day event for the Chiefs.

“This just continues our multi-step outreach efforts to help our neighbors in Joplin,” explained Chuck Castellano, community relations manager for the Chiefs. “The whole organization really got behind this from the very beginning and is very committed to helping this area for some time to come.”

Just days after the EF-5 tornado ripped through the town, the Chiefs hosted a two-day supply drive at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans generously filled semitrailers full of water bottles and other supplies. Two full truckloads of water and a box truck full of supplies were then delivered to The Salvation Army.

“We could not have had a better partner than The Salvation Army,” said Castellano. “We knew that The Salvation Army would make the highest possible impact with the donated items and make sure those in need got what they needed.”

Monetary donations:
The best way to help Joplin now is to call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org to make a donation by credit card. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, PO Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109-0787. Please designate the gift “Joplin Tornado.” Cell phone users may also text the word JOPLIN to 80888 to make a $10 donation charged to their cell phone bill (text and/or messaging charges may apply).

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.


Kansas City Chief punter Dustin Colquitt road through damaged neighborhoods in Joplin on a Salvation Army canteen delivering water to residents.


Major Jerold Forney, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s Joplin relief effort, met with Kansas City Chiefs players working to assist Joplin residents on Thursday.

More photos of this and other Salvation Army Joplin Relief efforts can be found on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/salarmystl.

Source:

William Becker
Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army
Midland DHQ St Louis
William_becker@usc.salvationarmy.org
314.646.3017- Office
314.603.1095- Mobile

Joplin: Photo Travels 70 Miles To Bring Hope For Recovery—Salvation Army Hopes To Reunite Families With Past At Joplin Lost And Found

St. Louis, MO — Jim and Jackie Farrell of Willard, MO, were on their 60-acre farm north of Springfield when they came across an old 8×10 photo of a 2-year-old boy taken in March 2000. They believe the photo, mostly in good shape with just a few small holes, was blown 70 miles from the town of Joplin, Mo., to their farm after the tornado on May 22.

The EF-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin packed winds of more than 200 mph and possibly peaked at 250 mph. It created a path nearly a mile wide and six miles long in the middle of downtown. With those high winds much of the area was destroyed and items such as this photo were found throughout the region.

This photo found its way to The Salvation Army after the Farrell’s cousin, Larry, read that the Army had an area of lost and found items that people had dropped off at its Oasis tent set up at the corner of 26th and Main St.

“I was coming through the area traveling to Arkansas and felt this was something I had to do. To locate this kid,” said Larry Farrell. “It looked like a photo that had been given to a grandmother or family member and I thought they might want it back. I did a little research, but couldn’t find anything.”

Currently, The Salvation Army has a tent at the site of its new thrift store that was destroyed. The Army has been doing daily feedings, caseworkers have been offering financial assistance, free supplies and an area for lost and found filled with old photos and other items are inside the tent.

Change of locations
Next week on Thursday, June 30, all operations at this location will move to the Army’s old thrift store that is currently serving as a recovery supply store. It is located at 402 East 7th Street and is open each day from 9–5 p.m. Those recovering from the tornado will be able to get financial assistance and other supplies as Joplin continues to recover.

Monetary donations:
The best way to help Joplin now is to call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org to make a donation by credit card. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, PO Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109-0787. Please designate the gift “Joplin Tornado.” Cell phone users may also text the word JOPLIN to 80888 to make a $10 donation charged to their cell phone bill (text and/or messaging charges may apply).

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

Minot, North Dakota Salvation Army Preparing For Long Haul

MINOT, North Dakota — The Minot Salvation Army is preparing to offer long-term assistance for local families affected by the flooding Souris River, expected to destroy hundreds of homes this weekend in Minot and surrounding communities.

With more than 12,000 people displaced and a reported 168 individuals at local shelters, that means many families are needing assistance in travel expenses or food and clothing as they are staying with friends or relatives. The Salvation Army is prepared to help these displaced families with emergency supplies. Cash donations are needed to provide these things to families in crisis.

Financial assistance for food, gas and other necessities is currently available for qualifying households displaced by the flood. To learn more, call 701-838-8925.

“Financial assistance will continue to be available after the floodwaters recede, cleanup begins and people begin rebuilding their lives, as resources allow,” said Major Donald Kincaid, Minot Salvation Army administrator. “But in order for us to assist all the people coming to us for help, we need as many donations as possible.”

In addition to monetary contributions, donations of clothing and gently-used goods can be made at the Minot Salvation Army thrift store, 530 20th Ave. SW. Many of the flood survivors will receive gift certificates good for anything at the store.

Salvation Army teams from Minot, Fargo and the Twin Cities are currently providing food, drinks and emotional support in Minot and neighboring Burlington, Velba and Sawyer. To volunteer, call 701-838-8925.

For any and all flood information not related to The Salvation Army, call the Ward County Flood Hotline at 701-858-9366.

Monetary donations:
The Minot Salvation Army needs financial support now and in the months ahead to cover the costs of its disaster response. To make a $10 donation, text “MINOT” to 80888 and reply “yes” to the confirmation text. A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply.

For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.
Donations can also be made online at www.thesalarmy.org, by calling 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or by mailing a check to The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior AVE N, Roseville MN 55113. Be sure to designate your donation “Minot Flood.”

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

Office of Public and Corporate Relations
The Salvation Army USA Central Territory
Community Relations and Development Department
10 W Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
USCMediaRelations@usc.salvationarmy.org

Southeastern Kentucky Flood Survivors Receive Service with Lifesaving Impact

Middlesboro, KY — “I know our building was devastated, but there are so many others with a greater need; the community has to be served first.” said Captain Adrian Twinney, Incident Commander, speaking about The Salvation Army’s property located at 118 North 18th Street in Middlesboro which was extensively damaged by the recent flooding in Southeastern Kentucky.

The Salvation Army has been in Middlesboro meeting needs for decades; today the needs have developed around the recent flash flooding, and The Salvation Army is meetings those needs. Working in conjunction with fellow response non-profits, state, and local government agencies; The Salvation Army is actively engaged.

Trained Salvation Army staff and volunteers have served 321 prepared meals to flood survivors and responders…the impact is real, immediate, and vital. Nearly double that number—514—snacks have been served, along with cases and cases of a variety of drinks.

In addition to the immediate needs, The Salvation Army is also providing tools to assist those most affected to return to their lives. 256 clean-up kits* have been distributed, along with hundreds of gallons of jugged water. For those whose situation called for it, Salvation Army staff and volunteers have already distributed 164 food baskets and/or vouchers.

“Reinforcements” arrived today to assist in The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Response. Among them were two (2) Cadets from The Salvation Army’s College of Officer’s Training, located in Atlanta, Georgia. These two Cadets were on their Summer Assignment in Memphis, Tennessee when they volunteered to come to Middlesboro to help. As Cadets, they are part of a two-year intensive training program to prepare them for their life-long calling as Salvation Army Officers. Because of The Salvation Army’s commitment to emergency disaster response, the Cadets’ service in this disaster response fits perfectly into the overall effort to provide the skills and experiences necessary to equip them for service.

The Cadets will also have an opportunity to participate in Emotional & Spiritual Care for those impacted by this disaster. Scores of lives have already been touched in this response effort due to The Salvation Army’s insistence to minister to the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.

The Salvation Army is committed to remaining in place as part of the coordinated effort to meet the evolving needs of those most impacted by the flooding. “They are our neighbors” said Twinney. “We’re gonna be in this community for years to come, this is just what we are doing to meet today’s needs.” The Salvation Army is meeting needs every day of the year; but normally in response to a personal ‘disaster’. The result is the same—humble service to those in the greatest need.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this flooding, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort. The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

* Containing such cleaning basics as a mop, bucket, cleaning agents, sponges, masks, and gloves; a clean-up kit seems basic. A photo of a clean-up kit can be found at www.TSA.ms/edsinfo.

Contact:

Christopher L. McGown
Public Information Officer
M: 502-777-6640 (call or text)
Christopher_McGown@uss.salvationarmy.org

All Systems Go for Salvation Army Flood Response in Minot, North Dakota

Minot, ND — With more Salvation Army disaster relief teams from Fargo and the Twin Cities en route, staff and volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support in Minot and nearby cities while flood crews scramble to raise levees. With parts of Minot already underwater, the Souris River is expected to crest this weekend.

“The Salvation Army’s feeding efforts will continue for weeks to come,” said Major Donald Kincaid, Minot Salvation Army administrator. “After the floodwaters recede, we will additionally offer clean-up kits and long-term support.”

Limited financial assistance is and will be available for qualifying households displaced by the flood. For assistance call 701-838-8925.

“The Salvation Army has served in Minot since 1896,” Kincaid said. “This is our town, too. We are committed to serving this community the best we can, for as long as we are needed.”

For any and all flood information not related to The Salvation Army, call the Ward County Flood Hotline at 701-858-9366.

Monetary donations:
The Minot Salvation Army needs financial support now and in the months ahead to cover the costs of its disaster response. To make a $10 donation, text “MINOT” to 80888 and reply “yes” to the confirmation text. A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.

Donations can also be made online at www.thesalarmy.org, by calling 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or by mailing a check to The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior AVE N, Roseville MN 55113. Be sure to designate your donation “Minot Flood.”

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

Contact:
Annette Bauer
PR Director
The Salvation Army Northern DHQ
2445 Prior Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
651.746.3500 office, 651.238.8210 cell

The Salvation Army Goes On Standby To Meet Needs of Evacuees and Responders

Grayson, KY — The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management has reported evacuations in City of Grayson, in Carter County near the Northeastern border of Kentucky. The cause is reported to be a natural gas leak.

Still an evolving situation, Mr. Joe Hughes, the Divisional Disaster Services Coordinator for the Kentucky & Tennessee Division of The Salvation Army is monitoring the situation closely in conjunction with State and local officials.

The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) response vehicles and trained crews in Carter County and nearby Ashland, Kentucky have been placed on standby.

When an EDS unit is placed on standby, there is a heightened state of readiness. Trained crew members (staff and volunteer) would conduct a safety check; prepare important first-response items like coffee, sports drinks, sandwich items, snacks and all important water. In addition, the crew would make their personal preparations for deployment to a disaster scene. While often local, they may also be called upon for regional, national, or even international response. A standard EDS deployment is 14 days.

Members of our EDS response teams are trained in a variety of positions from vital roles of safely driving those large canteens (mobile kitchen), to food safety & preparation, to leadership roles like Incident Commander, to a staple in the Salvation Army’s holistic EDS response, Emotional & Spiritual Care.

The Salvation Army continues to meet the needs of those impacted by the flooding in Southeastern Kentucky, including those counties where a State of Emergency has been declared by Governor Beshear. At the same time, they are prepared to meet the needs of those evacuated this evening in Northeastern Kentucky.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this flooding, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort. The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

For images related Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, please visit www.TSA.ms/edsinfo.

The Salvation Army Sious City Responds to Iowa Tornadoes—Salvation Army Flood Response Continues

Sioux City, IA — The Salvation Army of Siouxland (the region surrounding Sioux City, IA) began its emergency response to the Flood of 2011 on Monday, May 30 by deploying mobile feeding units to Dakota Dunes, SD, Sioux City and throughout Dakota County, NE. Since May 30, The Salvation Army served 21,000 people with 11,000 meals and more than 20,000 snacks. Over 220 volunteers contributed nearly 2,000 hours to the relief operations.

After a tornado hit Moville and Smithville, IA last night, the Sioux City Salvation Army, under the direction of Captains Von & Linda Vandiver, responded immediately to assist approximately 100 clean-up workers on the scene.

The Salvation Army Western Division, based in Omaha, NE, is also coordinating plans for disaster relief operations in the Omaha Metro area including Council Bluffs as flood waters continue to rise along the Missouri River. Beginning this week, the Omaha Salvation Army will begin feeding workers along the Missouri riverfront as they monitor flood activity. Lunches will be provided by The Salvation Army Kroc Center and delivered daily. This operation is expected to continue for at least two months and feed approximately 50-60 people per day. Volunteers are needed for this effort. If you would like to help, contact Ginger Noel at the Kroc Center, 402.905.3519 or ginger_noel@usc.salvationarmy.org.

The Omaha Salvation Army has partnered with the Omaha Fire Department, Action News 3, Journal Broadcast Radio, Two Men and A Truck, Mayflower and CBSHOME Real Estate to collect supplies for clean-up kits which will be distributed throughout the Western Division in the coming weeks and months.

New items most needed include bottled water, Gatorade, rubber gloves, buckets, disinfectant, brushes, brooms, mops and safety goggles. Donations may be dropped off at any Omaha Fire Station, Action News 3, 10714 Mockingbird Drive; Journal Broadcast Radio, 5030 N 72 Street; The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street; or any of the CBSHOME Real Estate locations below:

14769 California Street 11511 South 42nd Street, Suite 106
11213 Davenport Street 16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza
3506 North 147 Street, Suite 200 3090 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue
12112 Pacific Street 13110 West Dodge Road

Donation drop off hours at CBSHOME Real Estate locations: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

On Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army will be available to accept donations in the north parking lot of the Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Monetary donations:
To donate to The Salvation Army’s flood response in South Dakota, Iowa or Nebraska visit givesalvationarmy.org, call 800-SAL-ARMY or mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131. Be sure to designate your donation to “Flood Relief.”

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

Buffalo Wild Wings® Donates 10% Of Sales To The Salvation Army—Restaurant Offers Guests Ways to Give Back on June 29, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Buffalo Wild Wings® Grill & Bar announced today that it will donate 10 percent of non-alcoholic sales to The Salvation Army’s Tornado Relief Fund.

“We are always looking for ways to give back to our local community and hopefully help our guests as well,” said Kathy Benning, Buffalo Wild Wings® Executive Vice President Global Marketing & Brand Development. “By offering 10% of sales on June 29 to The Salvation Army, Buffalo Wild Wings and our guests are supporting our friends and neighbors. We are confident that our combined efforts will greatly help the lives of those impacted by the recent horrific tornados.”

Over 400 restaurants are participating nation-wide. Guests can visit any participating Buffalo Wild Wings® on June 29 and 10% of the food sale will benefit The Salvation Army Tornado Relief.

“Buffalo Wild Wings’ dedication to service is a blessing. Through this partnership, Salvation Army caseworkers and disaster response personnel will serve even more survivors as they rebuild their lives and homes.” Jeff Jellets, Territorial Disaster Coordinator for The Salvation Army.

Customers unable to visit a restaurant can also donate online at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

Flood Waters Recede as Hope Rises in Southeastern Kentucky

Middlesboro, KY — “We’re like an island, cut off by water from everything around us” said Captain Adrian Twinney, Incident Commander, speaking about flooding in and around the city of Middlesboro.

The flash flooding that swept through coupled with the continued threat of severe weather has Salvation Army personnel keeping a watchful eye on surrounding areas and local communities. Working with State and local Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), Captain Twinney is coordinating The Salvation Army’s response to the evolving Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) effort.

The mobile feeding unit (canteen) based in Knoxville, Tennessee—along with a trained crew—has been dispatched to augment The Salvation Army’s response effort for those impacted by the flooding. Still other units in The Salvation Army’s EDS response fleet remain on standby to assist if called upon.

Mr. Joe Hughes, Divisional Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Kentucky & Tennessee, said “Over the past several months we’ve had a significant increase in the need for EDS response in this part of our division. This highlights the need for a more pronounced EDS presence. The division has decided to position a brand new Emergency Disaster Response Vehicle (DRV) in Middlesboro.” These vehicles are custom made, so it will take some time, but the process has already started.

The Salvation Army’s response to this disaster is still evolving, but it is likely to include hot, nutritious meals provided to the established shelter as well as another site to better serve those displaced by the flood water, along with snacks and cold drinks. Additionally, there are plans for distributing clean-up kits. Containing such cleaning basics as a mop, bucket, cleaning agents, sponges, masks, and gloves; a clean-up kit seems basic. But when filthy, contaminated water has invaded every corner of your home—basics are essentials.

An integral component of The Salvation Army’s holistic approach to disaster response is Emotional & Spiritual Care. The successful rescue of the miners trapped in Jellico #1 Mine, has focused attention on those impacted by the same flood water that endangered the miners. Like all disasters, floods bring significant stress to those impacted and those responding. The Salvation Army has staff and volunteers who are trained to provide Emotional and Spiritual Care on a variety of levels.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this flooding, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort. The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

For images related to the proposed DRV and/or Clean-up kits, please visit, www.TSA.ms/edsinfo

Contact:

Christopher L. McGown
Public Information Officer
M: 502-777-6640 (call or text)
Christopher_McGown@uss.salvationarmy.org