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Salvation Army Offers Camperships To Penn Yan Youth Impacted by Floods

Released 25 May 2014

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

(Syracuse, N.Y.,May 25, 2014) – Penn Yan youth who have been impacted by the recent flooding have the opportunity to attend The Salvation Army’s Long Point Camp at no cost this summer.

Three weeklong sessions at the Army’s Camp at Long Point on Seneca Lake have free campership slots available for children whose homes were damaged by recent floods. The free camperships are available for students, ages 6 – 17 years old whose homes were damaged in the village of Penn Yan and towns of Milo, Jerusalem, Branchport, Italy and Middlesex.

Camp applications will be available starting Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30 at the Living Well Penn Yan United Methodist Church from 12 – 5 p.m. The church is located at 166 Main Street in the village. Applications will be available there with volunteers to assist in completing the information.

Weeks available are:

 

  • July 23-28, ages 6-12, with the application due date of June 24;
  • August 7-12, ages 6-12, with the application due date of July 8; and
  • August 14-19, ages 13-17, with the application due date of July 15.

 

“We look at this as an opportunity for both children and their parents, for the children and teens to have a break and offer hope to families affected by the recent flooding,” said Stephanie Nicklas, director of Emergency Disaster Services for the Empire State Division who is coordinating Salvation Army relief efforts in the village and neighboring towns.

The Salvation Army’s Long Point Camp on Seneca Lake offers overnight camping experiences for children and teens in a Christian setting. Long Point Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association.

For more information, contact Ann Vail, director of Service Units for the Empire State Division at (315) 434-1371.

To support The Salvation Army doing the most good for flood-affected residents, donors can:

GIVE ONLINE:

To make a secure gift online go to

http://donate.salvatio narmyusa.org/empire/disaster

GIVE BY CHECK:

Write a check payable to “The Salvation Army” and
Reference “Penn Yan Disaster Relief” in the memo.
Mail to: The Salvation Army Empire State Division
P.O. Box 148, Syracuse, NY 13206

GIVE BY PHONE:

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Reference “NYS Flood Relief” when donating

Find updates on our efforts in Central New York Flood Relief
Website: www.salvationarmyempirestate.org
Facebook: facebook.com/salvationarmyempirestate
Twitter: twitter.com/salarmyempire
Instagram: instagram.com/salarmyempire


About the Empire Division
The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate New York and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre, Pa.).  Our annual Red Kettle Campaign in November and December helps our 42 community and worship centers, service areas in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and 167 volunteer driven service units raise funds that remain in each community to help those in need.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

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