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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES OFFERING RELIEF IN BEAVER
CROSSING, NEBRASKA IN WAKE OF SUNDAY'S STORMS
Beaver Crossing, NE (May 14, 2014) The Salvation Army continues to provide disaster relief in the wake of
strong storms that damaged communities in central Nebraska on Sunday evening,
An Emergency Disaster Services mobile canteen and
crew from Lincoln have been stationed in Beaver Crossing since Monday morning,
May 12, serving food and beverages to hundreds of emergency workers and
clean-up crews. According to Lincoln Corps Officer and Incident Commander,
Major James Pennington, more than 1,500 meals were provided on Monday and
Tuesday by Salvation Army volunteers and staff.
An Emergency Services crew from the Grand Island
Salvation Army was deployed to Sutton, Neb. on May 12 to provide relief to
those impacted by Sunday’s storms. Operations in Sutton have concluded as
of today. The Salvation Army will remain on the scene in Beaver Crossing
through the week or for as long as needed.
For up-to-date information, please contact John
Kuzma, divisional director of emergency disaster services, 402-510-4403.
How to Help
The best way to help The
Salvation Army serve those affected by this storm is make a monetary
Give online at givesalvationarmy.org
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]
Contributions to assist Salvation Army Nebraska Storm Relief operations can
be mailed to:
THE SALVATION ARMY
10755 BURT ST.
OMAHA NE, 68114
Donations of Household Good and Clothing:
Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army
cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing
(gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our
stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to
donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will
help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To
find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church,
has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since
1865. Nearly 33 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. Nationally, approximately 84
cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.