Aug 9, 2022

The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command’s Emergency Disaster Team not only serves the counties of Adams, Pike, and Brown in Illinois and Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Shelby, and Monroe in Missouri, but the organization also gives a hand up to families in neighboring communities impacted by natural disasters. Safety and Training Coordinator Jeremy Koren of The Salvation Army of Quincy has been dispatched to assist communities in the St. Louis Metro Area affected by recent flash flooding.

Koren will serve as the Operations Chief in The Salvation Army’s Incident Command Structure. His responsibilities will include assuring the safety of tactical operations, managing tactical operations, supervising the execution of operations, requesting additional resources to support tactical operations, and maintaining close contact with operations personnel and other agencies involved in the incident. The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command’s mobile canteen has also been dispatched to assist with the operations.

“When I learned about the flash floods which occurred in St. Louis last week, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that The Salvation Army would be there to assist victims of the devastation with food, water, financial and spiritual support,” stated Koren. “Little did I understand the magnitude of the devastation and the resources needed to help those involved. I am here to assist this community with the same dedication and fervor I would show our own community.”

In response to last week’s record-setting flash flooding in the St. Louis region, The Salvation Army will set up five multi-agency resource centers (MARCs) throughout the metro area Tuesday through Friday to offer resources to survivors.

The Salvation Army MARCs, through its Emergency Disaster Services, will offer food, water, financial support based on need, case management, clean-up kits, and emotional and spiritual care from The Salvation Army’s Major Fred Mead.

To donate directly to this flood relief work of The Salvation Army Midland Division’s Emergency Disaster Services team, visit https://donate.stlsalvationarmy.org/give/420123/#!/donation/checkout. To learn more, visit salarmymidland.org.

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