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Tornado Causes Damage in Franklin County, Virginia, While Storms Continue to Threaten Region

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:02
Washington DC - The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down Friday morning in Franklin County, Virginia. Several homes have been destroyed or damaged by the high winds, hail, and flying debris. The Salvation Army of Martinsville and The Salvation Army of Roanoke responded. They are providing meals for first responders and volunteers at the Franklin County Emergency Management incident command post, offering spiritual care to families, and distributing [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Serving Hope in Storm Damaged Areas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:12
Hamilton, MS (April 18, 2019)—After a tornado struck the area surrounding Hamilton, MS, it was The Salvation Army that came to help serve affected residents and to aid the first responders in the days that followed. A meal or a bottle of water can often provide a considerable amount of emotional and mental comfort to those who have encountered stressful situations such as natural disasters. And, offering emotional [READ MORE]

Fremont Corps Offering Disaster-Relief Assistance During Special Operating Hours

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:50
SALVATION ARMY FREMONT CORPS OFFERING DISASTER-RELIEF ASSISTANCE DURING SPECIAL OPERATING HOURS THURSDAY EVENING   Today—Thursday, April 18—the Salvation Army Fremont Corps will be offering, during special after-work/evening operational hours, disaster-relief assistance to those affected by the Flood of 2019.   The Corps’ aim [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Columbus Corps Continues to Serve Tornado Survivors

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:38
After the tornado that struck Hamilton, MS on Saturday, April 13th first responders entered the area to provide aid to those affected by the storm. The Salvation Army was there as well to assist in recovery efforts. In the days that have followed, The Salvation Army has served this hard-hit community with material aid and spiritual comfort. According to Lieutenant Christian Smith, Columbus Salvation Army Corps Officer, they are keeping an eye on forecasts of more severe [READ MORE]

Flood-Relief Supplies Still on Offer at Metro-Area DRCs

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:24
FLOOD-RELIEF SUPPLIES, ASSISTANCE STILL ON OFFER:  SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION RENEWS INVITATION FOR PEOPLE IN NEED OF ITEMS, SUPPORT TO VISIT SARPY-CASS DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER (DRC)   Sarpy-Cass DRC’s Hours Changing as Operation Moves into Third Week   The Salvation Army Western Division is again inviting people [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:09
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has dispatched teams with its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) to Sussex County, Delaware and Columbia and Sullivan Counties in Eastern Pennsylvania in response to severe storms on Monday. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in the community of Laurel, Delaware on Monday. The Salvation Army dispatched a canteen (mobile feeding [READ MORE]

Ready to Serve when Tornado Hits Close to Home

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:15
The motto “Be Prepared” took on a new meaning for Salvation Army Lieutenant Alphonso Hughes this past weekend. Most days you will find Lt. Hughes in northern Virginia, where he serves as an assistant at The Salvation Army Alexandria Corps, but last week a family emergency called him home to Columbus, Mississippi. Late Saturday evening, April 13, as tornadoes hit a couple of towns over in Monroe County, Lt. Hughes was in contact with the Columbus Corps to see what help [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army ALM Division's Response to Weekend Tornadoes

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:46
(April 15, 2019) – The Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division of The Salvation Army is continuing to assess needs and serve those affected by storms that struck the three state area over the course of the weekend, beginning on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The heaviest damage occurred from a tornado that struck Hamilton, MS, on Saturday night. Across the state line, Troy, Alabama also sustained significant damage from a Sunday morning tornado. While first [READ MORE]

Severe Weather Outbreak Leaves Path of Destruction across Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 15:19
The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division experienced a round of severe weather beginning Saturday, April 13, 2019 which has left a path of destruction throughout the three states to include downed trees and power lines, flash flooding and structural damage to more than a few communities. Now that the system has exited the Division and moved into Georgia, Salvation Army representatives are assessing the current and future needs of the affected areas [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds Quickly to East Texas Tornado

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 00:23
Dallas, Texas (April 13, 2019) – On Saturday afternoon, an EF3 tornado struck the city of Franklin, in Robertson County, East Texas. The Salvation Army of Bryan College Station, located about 30 miles away, deployed a mobile kitchen and emergency response team to provide support to first responders and storm survivors. An emergency triage center was established by the city at the United Methodist Church, where The Salvation Army [READ MORE]

Up to 500 Meals Per Day: Salvation Army Council Bluffs Corps Set to Expand Ongoing Food-Service Effort Today in Flood-Impacted Hamburg, Iowa

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:41
UP TO 500 MEALS PER DAY:  SALVATION ARMY COUNCIL BLUFFS CORPS SET TO EXPAND ONGOING FOOD-SERVICE EFFORT TODAY IN FLOOD-IMPACTED HAMBURG, IOWA   The Salvation Army Council Bluffs (Iowa) Corps is set to expand its ongoing food-service efforts in Hamburg, Iowa starting today, Friday, April 12.   The Corps team has already been serving lunch to people [READ MORE]

TSA Siouxland Corps' Area Flood-Relief Efforts Roll On

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 16:39
SIOUXLAND SALVATION ARMY FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORT ROLLS ON THROUGH FOURTH WEEK, CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AS COMMUNITIES ENTER LONG-TERM RECOVERY PHASE   The Siouxland Salvation Army Corps continues working hard to provide flood-relief items and a full spectrum of additional support to area communities affected by the Flood of 2019.     The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Concentrating DRC Assets in Areas of Greatest Need

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 04/06/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY RELOCATING OMAHA DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER (DRC) ASSETS TO AREAS OF GREATEST NEED:  SARPY-CASS DRC AND COUNCIL BLUFFS DRC   In an effort to concentrate critical flood-relief assets in areas of greatest need, The Salvation Army Western Division is moving flood-relief items from its Omaha DRC to its two other metro-area DRCs—one at Southroads (the Sarpy-Cass DRC), and one in Council [READ MORE]

Western Division Plans to Expand Food-Service Efforts as Part of Ongoing Flood-Relief Campaign

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:52
SALVATION ARMY SET TO EXPAND FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORTS IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA—AND PLANS TO MOVE INTO ARLINGTON, NEBRASKA WITH FOOD SERVICE THIS WEEKEND   The Salvation Army Western Division’s three-state flood-relief effort is moving into its fourth week.  As it does so, there are some new developments to report in addition to updates on ongoing work.   Service [READ MORE]

NEW Hours for Metro-Area Disaster Resource Centers (DRCs) This Weekend

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:12
SALVATION ARMY’S OMAHA DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER ADJUSTING ITS HOURS OF OPERATION TO MON-FRI ONLY—STARTING THIS WEEKEND People Needing Flood-Relief Items This Weekend Encouraged to Visit Sarpy-Cass DRC & Council Bluffs DRC   After being open daily for nearly three consecutive weeks, the Salvation Army’s Omaha Disaster Resource [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Yuma Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrant Families

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 19:01
YUMA, Ariz. (April 2, 2019) – At the request of the City of Yuma, since Thursday of last week, The Salvation Army has been providing food and shelter to migrant families in need who have permission to travel in the United States and are awaiting transport to their final host destinations. The Salvation Army currently has the means to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Norfolk (Nebraska) Corps Opens Disaster Resource Center to Assist with Flood Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:04
SALVATION ARMY OF NORFOLK OPENS DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER – PROVIDING LOCAL RESOURCES IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY RECENT FLOODING   The Salvation Army of Norfolk recently opened a Disaster Resource Center (DRC) at its Corps building at 610 W. Norfolk Ave.    The DRC is a place for people affected by the recent flooding to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army of Siouxland Opens Disaster Resource Center to Assist Those Affected by Local Flooding

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:56
SIOUXLAND SALVATION ARMY OPENS DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER – PROVIDING LOCAL RESOURCES FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY RECENT FLOODING   The Siouxland Salvation Army today opened a Disaster Resource Center (DRC) at its Corps building at 1415 Villa Avenue in Sioux City, Iowa.    The DRC is a place for people affected by the recent flooding to come to [READ MORE]

Council Bluffs Corps Opens Disaster Resource Center (DRC) Amid Ongoing WST Flood-Relief Effort

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 23:00
ADDING A SECOND DISASTER RESOURCE CENTER (DRC):  COUNCIL BLUFFS CORPS SET TO OPEN WESTERN IOWA-FOCUSED DRC TO PROVIDE EVEN MORE OPTIONS   A second Disaster Resource Center (DRC)—in Council Bluffs—is set to join the already-operating DRC (in Omaha near 84th and Center) starting Monday, April 1.    The Council Bluffs DRC [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Flood-Relief Efforts Continue in NE, IA, SD

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 17:17
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION OFFICERS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS CARRY ON INTO THIRD WEEK OF THREE-STATE FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORT The Salvation Army Western Division is set to enter its third week of flood-relief work over the weekend.  Service totals through midday Thursday, March 28 include:  over 20,000 meals served; 23,200 drinks served; 18,300 snacks served; 11,600 other items delivered (including flood-cleanup kits); and [READ MORE]

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