The Salvation Army Responds to Disaster Relief Efforts in Wake of Central Iowa Tornadoes

Jul 20, 2018

The Salvation Army Western Division Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) leadership arrived in Marshalltown, Iowa, late Thursday in response to damage caused by multiple tornadoes that swept through the state.

Director of EDS Joel Arthur drove from Omaha to central Iowa Thursday to begin coordinating the division’s relief and recovery efforts. The Marshalltown Salvation Army worship and community center was among the many buildings in town that were damaged by the storms.

Salvation Army mobile feeding units from Fort Dodge and Boone also responded to the scene Thursday, bringing food, water and pastoral support to residents and first responders. Now Salvation Army personnel in Iowa will collaborate with personnel from other relief agencies to provide support to Marshalltown and the surrounding communities, including helping to form a plan for long-term recovery.

The Marshalltown Corps Community Center is one of dozens of Salvation Army locations within the Western Division that encompasses Nebraska, South Dakota, and the western two-thirds of Iowa.

The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial donation. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.

New work glove donations are also a major need for cleanup and can be left in the blue collection barrels inside Heritage Place at Renaissance Village, open 24/7 and located at 3612 Cuming St. 

Give to The Salvation Army’s relief work in Iowa.

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