27 August 2018

As disastrous flood and rising water levels lay waste to Western Dane County and outlying areas, The Salvation Army is responding through emergency shelter and immediate resource provision.

MADISON, Wis., August 23, 2018 – The Salvation Army of Dane County responded to the initial call regarding dangerous floodwaters on the night of Monday, August 20, 2018. The following morning emergency shelters were implemented at Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains, Mazomanie Elementary School, and Madison West High School, the latter two of which remain open until further notice.

The Salvation Army has been able to provide meals, snacks, beverages, comfort kits, flood clean-up kits, spiritual and emotional care, and more for those in affected areas. In an effort to reach a broader audience of those in need a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be set up at the Mazomanie Elementary School from 1-7 pm on Friday, August 24. Likewise, a second MARC will be set up at Blackhawk Church in Middleton from 10-4 pm on Saturday, August 25.

Mazomanie Elementary School Emergency Shelter

314 Anne St. in Mazomanie, WI 53560

Madison West High School Emergency Shelter

30 Ash St. in Madison, WI 53726

Blackhawk Church

9620 Brader Way in Middleton, WI 53562

WAYS TO HELP:

Financial donations marked for “EDS relief” – 100% of these donations directly support EDS relief efforts. Send donations by mail or online at salvationarmydanecounty.org.

Take EDS training to become a volunteer and be prepared for the next call to action. Trained volunteers are called in when disaster strikes. For more information email Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Disaster Director at Terri_Leece@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Private property owners with damage are being asked to call 2-1-1 or 877-947-2211. For more information about The Salvation Army of Dane County, visit http://www.salvationarmydanecounty.org/

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