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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS

 

Omaha, Neb. (June 20, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb. remain on the scene.

Relief efforts in Pilger will continue for as long as needed. Salvation Army officers and staff are focused on providing food and hydration for storm victims, first responders and volunteers. Since Monday evening, more than 12,000 meals, beverages and snacks have been provided by The Salvation Army in cooperation with other relief agencies.

The Salvation Army is also providing disaster relief in the Sioux City, Iowa area (Union and Woodbury counties) where sandbagging is underway in preparation for flooding from the Big Sioux River.  The National Guard and Department of Corrections have provided manpower for the operation.  Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers are providing meals and beverages through Sunday, June 22. Yesterday, more than 5,000 meals, drinks and snacks were served to the sandbaggers.

In cooperation with other agencies, Salvation Army relief teams from Huron and Mitchell, South Dakota are providing daily meals and hydration to those impacted by tornadoes that struck the area on Wednesday, June 18.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by these storms to donate online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Donors may contribute $10 via their phone bill by text messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, “Yes.” Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors’ most immediate needs:

  • A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day
  • A $30 donation provides one food box which contains staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing a broom, mop, bucket 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 fully operational for one day

People can also visit The Salvation Army’s Facebook and Twitter platforms for real time updates at facebook.com/salarmyomaha and twitter.com/omahasalarmy.