The Salvation Army Sious City Responds to Iowa Tornadoes—Salvation Army Flood Response Continues

Sioux City, IA — The Salvation Army of Siouxland (the region surrounding Sioux City, IA) began its emergency response to the Flood of 2011 on Monday, May 30 by deploying mobile feeding units to Dakota Dunes, SD, Sioux City and throughout Dakota County, NE. Since May 30, The Salvation Army served 21,000 people with 11,000 meals and more than 20,000 snacks. Over 220 volunteers contributed nearly 2,000 hours to the relief operations.

After a tornado hit Moville and Smithville, IA last night, the Sioux City Salvation Army, under the direction of Captains Von & Linda Vandiver, responded immediately to assist approximately 100 clean-up workers on the scene.

The Salvation Army Western Division, based in Omaha, NE, is also coordinating plans for disaster relief operations in the Omaha Metro area including Council Bluffs as flood waters continue to rise along the Missouri River. Beginning this week, the Omaha Salvation Army will begin feeding workers along the Missouri riverfront as they monitor flood activity. Lunches will be provided by The Salvation Army Kroc Center and delivered daily. This operation is expected to continue for at least two months and feed approximately 50-60 people per day. Volunteers are needed for this effort. If you would like to help, contact Ginger Noel at the Kroc Center, 402.905.3519 or ginger_noel@usc.salvationarmy.org.

The Omaha Salvation Army has partnered with the Omaha Fire Department, Action News 3, Journal Broadcast Radio, Two Men and A Truck, Mayflower and CBSHOME Real Estate to collect supplies for clean-up kits which will be distributed throughout the Western Division in the coming weeks and months.

New items most needed include bottled water, Gatorade, rubber gloves, buckets, disinfectant, brushes, brooms, mops and safety goggles. Donations may be dropped off at any Omaha Fire Station, Action News 3, 10714 Mockingbird Drive; Journal Broadcast Radio, 5030 N 72 Street; The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street; or any of the CBSHOME Real Estate locations below:

14769 California Street 11511 South 42nd Street, Suite 106
11213 Davenport Street 16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza
3506 North 147 Street, Suite 200 3090 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue
12112 Pacific Street 13110 West Dodge Road

Donation drop off hours at CBSHOME Real Estate locations: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

On Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army will be available to accept donations in the north parking lot of the Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Monetary donations:
To donate to The Salvation Army’s flood response in South Dakota, Iowa or Nebraska visit givesalvationarmy.org, call 800-SAL-ARMY or mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131. Be sure to designate your donation to “Flood Relief.”

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing:
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.