Salvation Army Responds to Floods in the Midwest

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The Salvation Army is providing emergency relief assistance in response to significant flooding in the Midwest.

Last week, heavy rain fall caused the Mississippi and many other rivers to surge in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana and has reportedly claimed three lives and caused severe damage.  The Salvation Army is distributing clean-up kits to affected residents in locations such as Des Plaines, Albany Park community of Chicago and  Winnebago County while supplies last.

As of last Thursday, The Salvation Army has dispatched six mobile canteens (feeding units) to provide food and drinks to evacuees and emergency responders in Albany Park in Chicago, Elmhurt, and the villages of Franklin Park and Stone Park. The Salvation Army has also assisted with sandbags in Aurora and Algonquin.

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“The Salvation Army will be on-site for as long as needed, and we are dedicated to providing long-term relief for all impacted communities in the Midwest, “said Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations & Development Secretary.

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