Indianapolis- As a result of widespread flooding in 29 counties across the state, the Indiana Salvation Army has mobilized its largest disaster response since Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, The Indiana Salvation Army sent multiple Disaster Teams and Emergency Vehicles to assist in the national relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Now, the Indiana Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services has matched that response locally and it continues to grow.
Currently, The Salvation Army is running operations in Shelby, Morgan, Bartholomew, Rush, Johnson, Owen, Green, and Clay Counties. The Salvation Army has 3 fixed feeding sites, 8 mobile feeding vehicles, and 1 shelter providing hydration, meals, snacks, clean-up kits, insect repellent, sun screen, baby products, and hygiene products. To date, more than 5,000 meals have been served and nearly 10,000 bottles of water and Gatorade have been distributed. All operations are being conducted out of the Emergency Disaster Services Command Post located at The Salvation Army Headquarters at 3100 N. Meridian St.
As the need increases, so does The Salvation Army response which will stretch resources to their limit. The quickest and easiest way for people to help The Salvation Army help those in need is to make an online donation at SalvationArmyIndiana.org. You can also mail a check to The Salvation Army, 3100 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208. Designate your gift as “Indiana Flood Relief.” You can also call 1-800-589-1037 to make your donation. 100% of your gift will go directly to help those affected by the flooding.