(Herkimer, NY, July 6, 2013) – One week after
devastating floods in the Mohawk Valley and city of Oneida, The Salvation Army
continues to help those communities.
Sunday, The Salvation has served 5,914 meals, 635 snacks and 11,508 drinks
along with 1,201 clean up kits and distributing 173 hygiene kits. Over 270
volunteers have provided 2,160 hours of time to help those in need.
Officers and volunteers provided emotional and spiritual support to 300
persons. The statistics cover both Herkimer County and the City of Oneida.
Army continues to provide mobile feeding vans roaming in Herkimer and Mohawk
and the city of Oneida in Madison County. Fixed sites where water, clean
up kits and food are distributed can be found on Main Street in Mohawk and on
Wilson Street in Oneida.
United Way of the Valley and Utica has been a wonderful community partner. They
provided us with additional clean up kits and gas cards. The gas cards
were donated to the United Way by a generous donor. They are $20 cards
available to Herkimer County residents. The cards will be distributed
next week and we will let the public know how to obtain them with proper
identification,” said Major James Purvis, incident commander for The
To support The Salvation Army do the most good for
Mohawk Valley residents,
To make a secure gift online go to
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Write a check payable to “The Salvation
Reference “NYS Flood Relief” in the memo.
Mail to: The Salvation Army Empire State Division
P.O. Box 148,
Syracuse, NY 13206
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Relief” when donating
Find updates on our efforts in Central New York Flood Relief
About the Empire
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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