(Herkimer, N.Y., July 9, 2013) – As the Salvation
Army continues its mass feeding operations in both City of Oneida and Herkimer
and Mohawk in Herkimer County, officers are planning to transition into a long
term recovery support for flood survivors.
Wednesday, July 10 and lasting until Friday, July 12, The Salvation Army will
be reducing its roaming mobile feeding vans to once a day, between 3-6 p.m. in
Herkimer and Mohawk. The canteen in the city of Oneida will continue to
visit affected neighborhoods.
are entering a new phase of service,” explained Major Pauline Dressler,
incident commander for The Salvation Army’s efforts. “We will
be starting to focus on individual needs.
The communities of Mohawk
Valley and city of Oneida, individuals and businesses, have been incredibly
generous in donating food, water, personal hygiene products and other
items. We will be having those items available at two points of
distribution – Oneida will continue to have its distribution site on
Wilson Street as long as it is open. In Herkimer, the point of
distribution will continue to be at The Salvation Army Worship and Community
Center at 431 N. Prospect Street. All those items have been incredibly
necessary and helpful but as we move into a long term recovery, we will rely on
the financial support from the public to help us move into providing assistance
to those who will have replace items lost in the flood,” she added.
generosity of a United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica donor, The Salvation
Army will be offering a $20 FastTrac™ gift card to Herkimer County
residents on Wednesday, July 10 through Friday, July 12. Gift cards, one
per person, are limited. Proof of county residency is required.
the relief efforts, The Salvation Army has provided over 9,000 meals, 1,400
snacks, over 14,500 drinks, over 1,900 clean up kits to both Herkimer county
residents and city of Oneida residents.
The Army has
also had the opportunity to offer assistance to victims in Oneida County.
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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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