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.
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.