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The Salvation Army Responds to Flooding in Mohawk Valley Area (7/1/13)

Released 1 July 2013

Food and Supplies, Officers Deployed
July 1, 2013

The Salvation Army's Incident Command team, under the direction of Major James Purvis, has been active since Saturday in both Utica and Herkimer. We have distributed 300 clean up kits in Herkimer, Mohawk and Utica and are expecting another shipment of 600 today. In Herkimer, we have Capt. Dorothy Budd as Finance and Administration officer; Capt. Aaron Boone - Logistics officer, and Capt. Brian Clark is assisting. Lt. Summer Hough is our liaison at the Herkimer Co. 911 Center where their Emergency Operations Center is located.

"We will be preparing 1000 meals today for distribution in Mohawk since the residents there still do not have power. Yesterday we served 1300 meals between mobile feeding vans and the Herkimer corps," said Major Brian Clark.

We have mobile feeding units from The Salvation Army offices of Oneonta, Albany, Ogdensburg, and Elmira. A volunteer team from Schenectady arrived Sunday. From Buffalo Area Services, Major Thomas and Kathleen Applin are enroute with bottled water and other essential supplies, they will arrive this afternoon to provide their services.

A Sprinter van from Greater New York is enroute and will set up in the village of Mohawk. Americares will be delivering a truck load of cleaning kits, water and personal hygiene items.

Please keep those who have been flooded in your prayers along with Lts. John and Lori Wood, officers who just left their assignment in Buffalo for their new assignment in Herkimer. They arrived 3 days ago to begin this new phase of their careers and are faced with this challenge.


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