Salvation Army Team Battles Heat and Power Loss To Render Aid

Ashland, Kentucky (June 30, 2012)—Heavy rain and winds in excess of 79 mph took down power lines and numerous tree limbs leaving thousands in Eastern Kentucky without power. In the face of oppressing heat, Boyd County Emergency Management requested assistance from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services.

Under the leadership of Majors Darrell and Deborah Kingsbury, The Salvation Army’s representatives for Boyd and the surrounding counties, trained volunteers worked with a local officials to supply needed food and drinks for a ‘cooling station’ located at Hilltop Christian Baptist Church.

“The initial survey indicated our services would only be needed for a few hours, but now we are sure to be involved and serving through the weekend,” said Major Darrell Kingsbury. Emergency Management personnel anticipate the restoration of power to be hindered by the need to remove of storm debris to make roads passable.

The structure of The Salvation Army allows ‘reinforcements’ to be ‘called up’ easily to assist the ongoing service. A dedicated team of trained volunteers from neighboring Carter County, Kentucky will arrive onsite this evening to lend their assistance.

A revolving crowd of between 40 and 50 neighbors visit the cooling station for relief from the heat and to get cool drink and nutritious meal; providing the energy needed to continue the clean-up after the storm.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this flooding, please visit: You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort. The donation will appear on your next phone bill*.

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About the Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

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The Salvation Army to Provide Heat Relief Services—Phoenix, AZ

The Salvation Army to Provide Heat Relief Services Across the Valley Today
Hydration Stations across the Valley will provide water, sunscreen, and other relief services.

Phoenix, AZ (June 18, 2012) – As the Valley hits record high temperatures today, The Salvation Army will deploy ten hydration stations across the Valley to provide heat relief services until 2:00 p.m. Each location will provide chilled bottled water and safety information to individuals in or potentially in distress due to the heat.

The Salvation Army has deployed hydration stations five times this heat season providing thousands of bottles of water and heat relief services to hundreds of individuals across the Valley.

Hydration Stations are located at:

Street Locations

SW corner 16th St. and Jefferson (East Lake Park)
NE corner 3rd Ave. and Fillmore
35th Ave. and Roosevelt (Falcon Park)
SW corner 5th St. and Hatcher

The Salvation Army Corps Locations:

Phoenix Central Corps: 4343 N. 16th St., Phoenix, 85016
Phoenix Maryvale Corps: 4318 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, 85031
Glendale Corps: 6010 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, 85301
Chandler Corps: 85 E. Saragosa St., Chandler, 85225
Mesa Corps: 241 E. 6th St., Mesa, 85201
Tempe Corps: 40 E. University Dr., Tempe, 85281

The Salvation Army will be collecting bottled water (16.9 oz) throughout the summer. Individuals interested in donating can deliver water to 2707 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Contact Abby Rolfs at 602.267.4170 regarding donation information.

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army has been serving Arizona since 1893. Through a broad array of programs the centers provide services to the homeless, working poor, children, youth, addicted, elderly, and abused. The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. For more information, please visit