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Salvation Army Colorado Relieves Manitou Springs Flood Responders

Salvation Army Colorado Relieves Manitou Springs Flood Responders

Salvation Army Colorado Relieves Manitou Springs Flood Responders
Photo via Justin McHeffey
Colorado Springs, CO (August 12, 2013)—This past weekend, The Salvation Army provided 955 meals, 800 drinks and 100 snacks to first responders and debris removal volunteers after the Manitou Springs Flash Flood that struck Friday evening.

In addition, The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services personnel provided meals to flood survivors at The Community Congregational Church where a Red Cross Evacuation Center has been established. The Salvation Army is providing additional relief from its RJ Montgomery Homeless Center located at 709 S. Sierra Madre Avenue to meet needs such as shelter, food and clothing.

This flooding impacted not only residents and small business owners but the vulnerable populations that live in the low-lying areas of Manitou Springs, including 15 homeless men and women who lost all of their possessions in just 48 hours. The Salvation Army is currently working to meet the short-term recovery needs of these individuals and many more.

The Salvation Army El Paso County is always here to support the community and for as long as needed when disaster strikes, providing for the needs of those impacted.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Providing Support Following Flooding in South Texas

Dallas, TX (June 15, 2013)—Heavy rain along the Rio Grande valley has caused significant flooding in a number of South Texas border counties. In response, The Salvation Army has deployed it’s mobile kitchen from Laredo to Eagle Pass and has been requested to serve dinner on Saturday night to 400 people at the city shelter.

Additional support will be provided by The Salvation Army Williamson County disaster canteen, capable of serving up to 2,500 meals per day, which is en route from the Austin area to Eagle Pass. This mobile kitchen is unique in the fact that it is permanently staffed by committed Salvation Army volunteers, who respond at a moments notice to calls for assistance throughout Texas and beyond. Having recently served in West following the explosion and in North Texas after tornadoes struck Hood and Johnson Counties, the Williamson County volunteers will be serving 3 meals a day in Eagle Pass for as long as is needed.

To help, people are encouraged to make a financial donation at www.SalvationArmyTexas.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 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 a broad 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.

Flood in Argentina

Salvation Army Responds to Devastating Floods in Argentina

Flood in Argentina

Buenos, Aires, Argentina (April 5, 2013)—The Salvation Army in Argentina is responding after storms and flooding caused devastation around Buenos Aires, with the city of La Plata being particularly badly hit. Latest reports say that 57 people have been killed in the disaster – 51 in La Plata – and that more than 100,000 homes have been made uninhabitable.

The Salvation Army has joined forces with a local food bank to serve the population that is suffering the consequences of the storm, especially in the Villa Elvira neighbourhood, where The Salvation Army was already present.

The Salvation Army property in Villa Elvira has served as an emergency shelter for 100 people since Tuesday 2 April, and 200 people were provided with food. So far, seven tonnes of food and water have been distributed to community members, along with other essentials such as mattresses and bedding.

Colonel Susan McMillan (Territorial Commander, South America East Territory) reports: ‘The Buenos Aires Divisional Emergency Team is working hard and will continue to do so.’ A group of officer-cadets has also helped the team. The colonel adds: ‘Communications have been difficult as the area is without power, water, telephone service and even cellular phone service.’

She concludes: ‘We would appreciate your prayers for our people – that God would give them wisdom, multiply their resources and keep them safe.’

Donations to support The Salvation Army’s disaster response in Argentina can be made online at <a href=”http://www.salvationarmy.org” target=”_blank”>www.salvationarmy.org</a>.

*Image courtesy of the Associated Press

Flood Response in Eastern Europe Begins with Basics

Eastern Europe (May 17, 2012) – The Salvation Army in Georgia is providing assistance to families affected by floods. At least 350 families around Lagodekhi – near the country’s eastern border – lost crops and livestock after torrential rain caused flooding. Floods in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, also brought devastation, with five people known to have lost their lives.

Conditions mean that transporting heavy goods is very difficult, so the initial plan is to provide small food packages of basic products such as rice, sugar and oil. Captain Oleg Murzanov has been working with the local government in Lagodekhi which has identified the worst-hit families and will direct the response. Salvation Army team members have also visited the site and interviewed local representatives to assess the need.

In Tbilisi, team members are providing ongoing support – including food and bottled water – to 30 families affected by flash floods. Rubber boots and plastic containers for water have been purchased for distribution so that people can begin to clean their flood-hit apartments.

One person commented: ‘The Salvation Army really is a Salvation Army!’

An initial sum of US$8,000 has been sent to Georgia from The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services.