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For 4th Day, Pendel Provides Comfort, Care & Hope in PA Communities Hardest Hit by This Week’s Flash Floods

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Bradford County

(August 16, 2018) The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continued for a fourth day in its efforts to provide hope, care and comfort to clean-up crews, local officials and residents impacted by this week’s flash floods in central and eastern Pennsylvania. On Thursday, August 16, teams fanned out in communities through Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Susquehanna and Schuylkill Counties, providing meals, beverages and clean-up kits to local families.

towanda-4.jpgSalvation Army representatives worked to connect residents with resources through partner agencies.  They are working closely with local and state officials to continually assess needs and deliver service to impacted communities. This is all possible through a coordinated partnership with The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Units, Corps Community Centers and volunteers across the region.

In Columbia County on Thursday, a Salvation Army team went door-to-door in Bloomsburg, distributing clean-up kits to residents who are in need of cleaning their homes damaged by the floods.  A Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding operation) provided food and drinks to those in need in Benton. Continue reading “For 4th Day, Pendel Provides Comfort, Care & Hope in PA Communities Hardest Hit by This Week’s Flash Floods”

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Pendel EDS Launches Operations in 6 PA Counties Impacted by Devastating Flash Floods

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Salvation Army Service Extension Unit Volunteers Give out Clean-up Kits in Hamburg, Berks Co.

(August 15, 2018) The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has deployed additional teams of staff and volunteers to flood ravaged communities across eastern and central Pennsylvania, providing valuable support to first responders and locally impacted residents. As of Wednesday, August 15, EDS operations are underway in Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Susquehanna, Schuylkill and Sullivan Counties in response to devastating flash flooding that occurred earlier in the week. This is all possible through a coordinated partnership with The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Units, Corps Community Centers and volunteers across the region.

Currently, EDS has deployed four canteens (mobile feeding operations), as well as three support vehicles and three trailers to distribute food and beverages, as well as clean-up kits to residents who are in need of cleaning their homes damaged by the floods. Salvation Army representatives are also working closely with local and state officials to assess needs and deliver service to impacted communities.

“We are monitoring the Susquehanna River and a few of the major creeks for potential flood crests,” said Bob Myers, Emergency Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE. “If those bodies of water continue to rise, it will further increase our level of response.”

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Pendel Expands Support to Flood Ravaged Communities Across 4 Counties

IMG_9711(Tuesday, August 14, 2018) In response to devastating flooding this week across eastern and central Pennsylvania, The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continues to provide crucial support to first responders and impacted residents.  This is all possible through a coordinated partnership with The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Centers, Service Extension Units and volunteers across the region. Continue reading “Pendel Expands Support to Flood Ravaged Communities Across 4 Counties”

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EDS Provides Comfort & Care to Schuylkill Co Communities Devastated by Flash Floods

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Pottsville, PA

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) activated teams in Schuylkill County in response to significant flooding from summer storms in several local communities on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Staff and volunteers based at The Salvation Army of Pottsville and The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Unit supplyed meals for first responders and displaced residents in Tremont and Donaldson. They also provided coffee, water, and snacks to emergency responders at a command center established in Frackville. On Tuesday, EDS will be distributing clean-up kits to residents who are in need of cleaning their homes damaged by the floods. Continue reading “EDS Provides Comfort & Care to Schuylkill Co Communities Devastated by Flash Floods”

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EDS Responds to Flooding in Eastern and Central PA

37802804_10156199862039473_8869171607281598464_nThe Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) activated teams in Pine Grove and Tremont, PA on July 24, 2018 – in response to significant flooding in Schuylkill County that occurred earlier that week.

EDS deployed staff and volunteers to Pine Grove to provide food, water, comfort and care to displaced local residents and first responders assisting with evacuations. They prepared over 200 meals to people at a temporary shelter at the Pine Grove High School. EDS delivered 300 clean-up kits to residents who are in need of cleaning their homes damaged by the flood. EDS crews also provided feeding support for flood victims at an emergency shelter in Tremont.

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