The following story is courtesy of Lindsay Blake from Nonpareilonline.com
The Salvation Army has been meeting human needs around the world for more than 100 years.
From the Myranmar cyclone to the China earthquake to the Kansas tornado, the Army has cared not only for people's emotional conditions but also their physical conditions.
Run solely on donations, the Army provides assistance for nearly 29 million Americans a year through food for the hungry, relief and disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
The Salvation Army has and is continuing to provide emergency relief to thousands of people in the Midwest who have been affected by the recent flooding.
In Iowa alone, the Army has provided assistance to 47,400 people and is coordinating and providing all meals and hydration in Cedar Rapids as well as the evacuated town of Palo. EDS volunteers and personnel are working from three fixed feeding sites and five mobile feeding units. The Army has provided 11,168 drinks and 5,370 meals to about 6,100 residents, emergency responders and volunteers in Cedar Rapids. In Iowa City, The Salvation Army served 1,078 meals in one day and brought comfort and hope to 2,438 individuals.
SAMMY HAGAR, widely known as singer and songwriter for VAN HALEN, was touched by the stories of Iowa flood victims and decided to help support the local fundraising efforts by giving a $5,000 cash donation the the Salvation Army. Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel made the decision to match his funds and together they are giving $10,000.
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