SALVATION ARMY PREPARES FOR NEXT PHASE OF
CEDAR RAPIDS FLOOD RESPONSE

July 23, 2008

The Salvation Army is transitioning to a new phase of its disaster response and recovery work in Cedar Rapids/Linn County, Iowa. The Salvation Army is part of a long-term recovery coalition that is preparing to address the next phase of need, including in-depth assessments, long-term case management and financial assistance to flood-affected households.

The Salvation Army has been on the frontlines since disaster struck last month. In the initial days, efforts concentrated on feeding emergency workers, firefighters, police officers, National Guard troops, volunteer responders and flood-affected residents in shelters and neighborhoods. Once the flood waters receded, the focus turned to supporting cleanup efforts. Cleaning supplies were distributed and canteens served meals in flood-affected neighborhoods and the downtown business district. The Army has served almost 90,000 meals and more than 295,000 snack and hydration items.

The Salvation Army Disaster Recovery Center in Cedar Rapids, which has assisted nearly 2,000 flood-affected households with goods and services since opening on June 30, will be closing to the public on July 31.

The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids also is working to rebuild its own flooded facility. Cleanup, rebuild and replacements costs are estimated at approximately $500,000. Outside of its own facility loss, Salvation Army officials project the Linn County response will easily be a multi-million dollar, multi-year undertaking.

"This community has experienced widespread devastation. We want people to know we are committed to being a partner in the long-term recovery process," said Mindy Kayser, director of development and communications for The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids. "We're going into this next phase with the confidence we're headed in the right direction. The Salvation Army has been involved in disaster response and recovery efforts around the world for over 100 years. We also live and work in a terrific community that understands what it means to be a community. Cedar Rapids is going to be a success story."

Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to your local Salvation Army, made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES MISSOURI, ILLINOIS FLOOD RESPONSE

July 15, 2008

The Salvation Army continues to assist flood-affected residents of Missouri and Illinois as waters recede and emergency personnel are able to respond. Since the Mississippi River flooding began in early June, Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have served more than 98,000 meals, almost 17,000 sandwiches, over 39,000 snacks, more than 550,000 beverages and touched the lives of residents in ten different counties and dozens of communities. As of yesterday, more than 700 Salvation Army volunteers have worked in excess of 4,200 hours to provide assistance to those in need.

The Salvation Army is distributing food, clean-up kits and hygiene kits. Canteens continue to operate in Missouri's Lincoln and Pike Counties as clean-up efforts are underway. The Salvation Army will also provide financial assistance and vouchers to flood-affected residents of the two states referred by other agencies.

Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to your local Salvation Army, made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES FLOOD
RESPONSE IN MISSOURI, ILLINOIS

July 1, 2008

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams continue to aid flood-affected residents while making long-term recovery assistance plans as slow-receding waters prolong the devastation in six Missouri and Illinois counties.

Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) continue to feed and hydrate emergency workers, volunteers and flood-affected residents in Clark, Marion, Lincoln and St. Charles counties in Missouri and Adams and Lawrence counties in Illinois; approximately 3,000 meals are being served twice daily.

More than 700 flood kits have been delivered to affected counties, along with 616 cases of bottled water and more than 200 hygiene kits. Emotional and spiritual care counseling is available to residents and responders. Residents in Clark County, Ill., were assisted with purchasing sump pumps.

Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to your local Salvation Army, made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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SALVATION ARMY PROVIDES RELIEF IN OMAHA AFTER MAJOR STORMS

June 24, 2008

The Salv ation Army has been working to feed emergency workers and volunteers as well as residents who've been affected by severe flooding in eight counties in Missouri and Illinois. Approximately 3,000 meals have been served twice a day.

Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have been deployed to Hannibal and Troy, Mo., and Quincy, Ill., to serve sandbagger volunteers, emergency workers and residents. The Quincy, Ill., Corps reports it has been providing 5,000 meals daily since the flooding began.

More than 500 flood clean-up kits have been delivered to affected counties, along with 200 hygiene kits and almost 12,000 16oz. bottles of drinking water. Additionally, The Salvation Army is providing trained emotional and spiritual care counselors to residents and responders.

Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to your local Salvation Army, made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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June 30, 2008

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams from The Salvation Army in Omaha, Neb., were on the scene immediately after a major storm pushed through Omaha and Douglas County late last week. With rain and winds up to 115 mph, the fierce storm produced major tree and home damage and left 120,000 without power.

The Salvation Army has been providing meals and hydration to emergency responders and residents dealing with the aftermath of the storm and will continue to help with long-term needs during clean up and recovery. As of today, 40,000 homes remain without power and Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) have served approximately 2,500 meals, 3,000 snacks and 5,000 beverages since the storm swept through the area on June 27.

Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to your local Salvation Army, made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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SALVATION ARMY OPENS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN CEDAR RAPIDS;
CONTINUES IOWA FLOOD RECOVERY RESPONSE

June 30, 2008

Today, a Salvation Army distribution center opened in a large retail space in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Food boxes, flood clean-up kits, hygiene and personal care items and drinking water will be available to flood-affected residents of Cedar Rapids and Linn County, in addition to needs assessments, information, referrals and pastoral support through trained emotional and spiritual care counselors.

Salvation Army emergency disaster services (EDS) teams and mobile feeding units (canteens) continue to feed and hydrate emergency workers and flood-affected residents of Cedar Rapids and Linn County, Iowa. The Army feeds between 5,000-6,000 people daily through three fixed feeding sites and five canteens that travel through affected neighborhoods.

Teams of specially trained Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers from neighboring states are also assisting the local Salvation Army in its EDS response. Because The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids sustained flood damage to its building, which remains unsafe, coordination of its EDS operations will continue from the distribution center, the space for which was donated by the Nash Finch Company.

Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to your local Salvation Army, made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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