Columbus, Ohio – June 30, 2012 – The Salvation Army is responding to Friday’s storms by providing shelter and food to thousands left without power around the state.
Van Wert—The Salvation Army has set up a feeding kitchen at the Van Wert Middle School (10694 Ohio 118 South, Van Wert 45891) where over 9,000 are without electricity. Feeding will continue for the next 3-4 days.
Zanesville—The Salvation Army Zanesville Corps (515 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville 43701) will begin housing and feeding those affected starting tomorrow.
Washington County/Marietta—Tonight and tomorrow, The Salvation Army canteens will provide food at the Red Cross Cooling centers located at the Waterford Elementary School (19701 Ohio 339 Waterford 45786) and at the New Matamoras Elementary School (1000 Stover Dr., New Matamoras 45767) in Marietta.
“We expect to continue to respond throughout Ohio over the next several days. We have mobile canteens and corps centers ready to respond at a moment’s notice,” said Beth Fetzer-Rice, Emergency Disaster Coordinator.
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 129 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 spent is used to support those services in
5,000 communities nationwide.