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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS IN PILGER NEB



Omaha, Neb. (June 24, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk, Neb. have been on site in Pilger since twin tornadoes devastated the town on June 16.

Relief efforts in the Pilger area will continue for as long as needed. Since Monday, June 16, more than 18,200 meals, beverages and snacks have been provided to volunteers, first responders and residents by The Salvation Army in cooperation with other disaster relief partners.

The Salvation Army is grateful to all who participated in the June 23 event, Pizza for Pilger.  More than 25 Omaha area restaurants took part, raising thousands of dollars for The Salvation Army Pilger Relief Fund.  100% of all proceeds go directly to the Pilger recovery and rebuilding operation.

Salvation Army teams are also providing meals and hydration in nearby Sutton, Neb.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the storms to donate online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Donors may contribute $10 via their phone 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, which contains 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.