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Herkimer Salvation Army to Offer Free Dinner Tonight Lunch and Dinner on Sunday

Released 29 June 2013

The Salvation Army: Always there when and where you need us.

(Herkimer, N.Y., June 29, 2013) – The Herkimer Salvation Army is offering a free dinner tonight along with lunch and dinner on Sunday. The Army will also be offering clean up kits at the Worship and Community Center located at 431 N. Prospect St., near German Street.
 “We know that Herkimer and Mohawk residents could use dinner tonight. It has been a long day of shoveling mud and pumping out basements. We are awaiting the arrival of several Salvation Army mobile feeding units that will be travelling around both communities on Sunday,” said Major James Purvis, incident commander for The Salvation Army operations in Herkimer.
“On Sunday we will be offering lunch and dinner, with lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner again at 6 p.m. Yesterday, we fed 90 people here and 48 were fed at the Herkimer County 911 Center which is their county Emergency Operations Center,” Major Purvis added.
A first responder commented that “our first reaction was this was very bad; we have never seen flooding like this before. We were hit with flooding in 2006 but this is much worse. Many residents who have lived here for 40 years have never seen anything like this. Many of the houses on the south side of Herkimer have been badly damaged.”
            Lt. Summer Hough who is the Salvation Army liaison at the Herkimer County 911 Center noted that “the Mohawk community had been hit badly. They have no power, no clean water.”
For more information, contact the Herkimer Salvation Army at (315) 866-0380.  Donations can be made online to The Salvation Army at

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