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Salvation Army Offers Limited Financial Assistance for Herkimer Flood Victims

Released 15 July 2013

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(Herkimer, N.Y., July 15, 2013) –The Salvation Army will be offering limited financial assistance to Herkimer County residents who have been affected by the flooding in the Mohawk Valley.

 County residents must come in person to the Army’s 431 N. Prospect Street location with the following:  identification for every person living in the household and proof of residence in the affected area (a bill or a pay stub). Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This will be available for the next three weeks.
“In Oneida, The Salvation Army will be visiting individual homes to assess needs and offer support, beginning on Wednesday, July 17, as the city closes its point of distribution (POD) site on Wilson Avenue,” said Major Pauline Dressler, incident commander for The Salvation Army’s efforts.

“The Central New York community been very generous in donating food, water, and other items.  We are moving out of emergency response mode into community support for those affected.  The Salvation Army will be providing gift cards that will help residents replace some of the necessary items that were lost, such as clothing, bedding or other incidentals.  We are starting to focus on individual needs. Financial support from the public will aid us in helping those who will have to replace items lost in the flood,” she added.

Throughout the relief efforts, The Salvation Army has provided almost 13,000 meals, and over 2,100 clean up kits to both Herkimer county residents and city of Oneida residents.

To support The Salvation Army do the most good for Mohawk Valley residents, donors can:


To make a secure gift online go to



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


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

Find updates on our efforts in Central New York Flood Relief

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


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