Released 8 August 2013
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THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES TO ASSIST
TANEY & STONE COUNTY FLOOD SURVIVORS
Local Officers and staff mobilize to help those in need
Branson, MO (August 8, 2013) Local Salvation Army officers and staff are continuing to help those affected by the recent Taney & Stone County flooding disaster.
The Salvation Army's efforts are focused on providing meals, snacks and beverages to local flood survivors and first-responders. Meals are currently being served from the Red Cross Shelter located at Hollister's New Beginning's Fellowship Church - 151 Elm St. Snacks and beverages are available throughout the day as well.
"We are serving between 40-50 meals three times a day," Lt. Shawn DeBaar, Branson Corps Officer and Incident Commander, said. "Snacks and water are out all day."
The Salvation Army has also distributed several boxes of clothing, shoes and personal hygiene items.
Tomorrow morning Friday August 9th, the College of the Ozarks plans to donate a large variety of breakfast items, utensils and bottled water to The Salvation Army's relief efforts.
For more information please contact The Salvation Army's Branson Corps at (417) 339-4434.
How to Help:
Help provide immediate assistance by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mailing checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1715 Branson MO 65615-1715.
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day
- A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets 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
Please remember that due to the high expense and amount of time associated with delivering in-kind gifts, such as gently-used household items and clothing, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee at this time that any individual donated gifts-in-kind will be sent to the disaster area. During times of disaster, The Salvation Army is able to meet the need for these items from its thrift store's existing, pre-sorted stock. Therefore, by continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army thrift store, you not only help your local community, you help The Salvation Army prepare for future disaster relief needs. To locate your nearest Salvation Army drop-off location, please visit 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 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. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.