Lafayette Salvation Army Gears Up for Increased Disaster Assistance

August 24, 2016
Major Jeff Daniel | jeff.daniel@uss.salvationarmy.org | (580) -27-7-56

Lafayette Salvation Army Gears Up for Increased Disaster Assistance

Relief efforts continue full force for The Salvation Army in Lafayette and the surrounding area. As the waters recede more residents are tackling the task of cleaning up after the devastation left from last week’s storms. As residents begin the hard work of putting their lives back together The Salvation Army is focusing on how to best serve the needs of those affected both in the short and long term. With those goals in mind The Salvation Army is gearing up efforts to address the needs in the area during the recovery phase.

Saturday, August 27, The Salvation Army is planning a Community Assistance Day at Northgate Mall on Evangeline Throughway, in Lafayette. The event is designed for community organizations and local businesses to come together on the common cause of supporting those who have been affected by the recent flooding. The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross will have representatives and resources available for those who need the assistance.

Non-perishable food and cleaning supplies will be provided for those who provide identification.

Tuesday, The Salvation Army received a shipment of food boxes from Midwest Food Bank in Illinois in cooperation with their association with The Salvation Army. These boxes of non-perishable food will be used at the community event on Saturday as well as given to clients once The Salvation Army has their long term recovery location established.

The Salvation Army continues to serve those affected in the Greater Lafayette Area. The Salvation Army in Lafayette operates a homeless shelter with 31 beds, and offers a soup kitchen that feeds about 150 per day. They also operate a Family Thrift Store that helps others in the community by providing gently used items for sale at affordable prices. The Salvation Army also offers a myriad of other services and works with other social service agencies and organizations in the community. 

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