Salvation Army & Lake County Create Multi-Agency Resource Center After Flooding

July 21, 2017
Chez Ordonez |

Salvation Army & Lake County Create Multi-Agency Resource Center After Flooding

Residents impacted by the floods can come to this one-stop, resource center in Round Lake Beach.

(Chicago - July 21, 2017) - The Salvation Army, one of the largest direct providers of social services across Illinois, partners with Lake County officials and other disaster response agencies to set up a one-stop resource center for those impacted by the recent flooding. Residents will be able to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives.

As a part of “MARC”, The Salvation Army will offer and receive in-kind donations. Translators will be available. 

965 E. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, (The old Garden Fresh location)

Thursday, July 20, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided to clients.
Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Lunch and dinner will be provided to clients.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon, Snacks will be provided to clients.

How to Help:

The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve disaster victims in the Midwest Region during this event and future disasters is to make a monetary donation.

Monetary Donations:
To support The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services, visit our website at                                                                                     

Donors may also give by mobile phone. Text CHICAGOFLOOD to 41444.

Send a check marked “Disaster Relief” to your nearest Salvation Army unit.

Donations of Household Goods, Clothing & Disaster items:

Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area, besides what is on the immediate flood clean-up list (below). In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to

Donating Disaster Items: 

To support The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services and those impacted with an in-kind donation, call 888-369-1349. Supporters will be given an Authorization Code and times the resource center is open to kindly accept their donation

With the Authorization Code, they may drive to the “MARC” at their convenience any of the three days and drop off their items with designated Donation Management personnel. Callers can leave a message and get a call back should they call after hours or during times of heavy call volume.

  1. Call 1-888-369-1349
  2. Donate items from needs list
  3. Receive Donation Reservation Code from phone representative
  4. Drive to the donation site: 965 E. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 
  5. Give your name and code and staff will kindly accept your items

 Immediate Flood Cleanup Kit Items Accepted/Needed On-Site:

  • Bleach
  • Bottled Water /Gallon Water
  • Buckets
  • Dust Masks
  • Facial Tissue
  • Flock lined gloves
  • Garbage Cans
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Mops
  • Non-Perishable / Packaged Snacks
  • Nitrile gloves (instead of latex)
  • Over shoes / Rubber boots
  • Paper Towels
  • Push brooms
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Scrub Sponges
  • Safety Glasses
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Totes
  • Trash Bags
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for 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 tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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