Hollister Disaster Relief Efforts Continue 09/08/2013
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Immediate assistance provided to those most in need
Branson, MO (August 9, 2013) Today, local Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers will continue to assist residents, first-responders and clean-up crews in Hollister's hard-hit Turkey Creek area.
"We arrived on the scene within the hour after requested with water, a few clean-up kits, personnel and snacks, Lt. Shawn DeBaar, Branson Corps Officer and Incident Commander, said.
The Salvation Army will provide immediate assistance to those in need from its Emergency Disaster Services mobile canteen. The EDS canteen will provide meals, snacks, drinks, and disaster clean-up supplies.
"It has been estimated that the number of people being served through this mobile canteen site will be around seventy," DeBaar said.
The Salvation Army is also the lead agency in charge of serving daily meals at Hollister's Red Cross shelter. The shelter is located at the New Beginning's Fellowship Church - 151 Elm St. On Monday, The Salvation Army served seventy-five meals from the shelter.
"We have committed to feed those in the Red Cross shelter as long as the shelter is operating," DeBaar said.
Currently needed in-kind donations include bottled water, sports drinks (e.g Powerade, Gatorade, etc.), clean-up supplies and first aid kits. All donations may be delivered to The Salvation Army's Branson Corps - 114 Stanley Blvd.
For more information please contact The Salvation Army's Branson Corps at (417) 339-4434.
How to Help:
Help provide immediate assistance by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mailing checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1715 Branson MO 65615-1715.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. 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. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.