The Salvation Army Has Served Nearly 10,000 Meals to Those Affected by Floods

Mar 24, 2019

With a dozen canteens (mobile food distribution units) on the move around flood-affected parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, The Salvation Army Western Division pushed forward with its flood-relief efforts on Saturday, March 23, as the week came to a close.

As of Saturday, March 23, The Salvation Army has served approximately 9,600 meals, more than 10,000 drinks and more than 10,000 snacks. About 2,250 volunteer hours have been tallied to this point in the operation.

Here is a summary of relief efforts for Saturday, March 23, and a brief look ahead to next week:

In Council Bluffs -- The Council Bluffs Corps team was in action in Mills and Fremont Counties in southwest Iowa. Their work included intake at a food-and-supplies distribution center in Glenwood, Iowa. The team is now planning to spearhead three-meal-per-day food-service operations starting midweek next week in Hamburg, Iowa. It also plans to distribute flood clean-up kits there in the coming days.

In Sioux City -- The Sioux City team continues to provide refreshments in the nearby community of Hornick, Iowa, and is set to resume food service there on Monday. Officers and staff plan to assist with flood-relief efforts in Ponca, Nebraska, next week.

In Omaha -- Officers, staff and volunteers from the Kroc Center continued food service in several Sarpy County lakeside communities. The Disaster Resource Center at 84th and Center continued to distribute relief supplies and take supplies. It will be open again Sunday, March 24 from noon to 5 p.m. and will continue operations next week.

In Fremont -- Officers, staff and volunteers distributed flood clean-up kits and continued to work in food-service functions at two locations in town.  

The Salvation Army is seeking donations to support flood-relief efforts. To make a monetary donation, please visit our Flood Relief Donation website.

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