Providing Relief in Upstate New York

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Salvation Army is working to care for thousands of evacuees in Upstate New York. Flooding in several towns has caused blocked roads creating travel difficulties for residents. Six mobile canteen units have been deployed to the affected areas, providing relief for towns such as Schenectady, Delhi, Roxbury, Margaretville, Fleischmanns and Schoharie. Emergency disaster teams will work to support these areas with limited resources, providing the much needed food, drinks, and additional relief to community members and first responders.

The Salvation Army sent baby formula, food and diapers sent to the towns of Margaretville and Fleischmanns. 2,000 clean-up kits were provided in Oneonta to assist those families with damaged homes. 1,000 more kits will be delivered to eight impacted areas in the Mid-Hudson region. An additional 1,000 kits will be provided for distribution on Long Island.

In addition, Walmart donated two semi-truckloads of drinking water. This generous donation was sent to hospitals and nursing homes in Delaware County where contaminated water remains a major issue.

The Salvation Army is in need of donations to continue providing relief to thousands across the East Coast. Donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Or, use your mobile phone to text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

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