Salvation Army Camp Gene Eppley Inundated by Floodwaters

March 16, 2019
Todd Andrews | todd_andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org | (402) 913-6902

THE SALVATION ARMY’S OMAHA METRO-AREA CAMP INUNDATED BY OVERFLOWING PLATTE RIVER

Gene Eppley Camp, a Longtime Staple of Local Operations, Appears to Be a Total Loss

The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp—just east of Highway 75 on the north bank of the Platte River—was inundated by floodwaters today.  Initial indications are that the property appears to be a total loss.  Water levels have reached all the way up to the roofs of the cabins and other buildings.  Two Salvation Army employees who live at the camp have lost their homes there. 

For decades, this camp has been used year-round for various groups, programs, and retreats; it is best known as a summer camp that hosts hundreds of students each year (nearly 700 in 2018 alone).  Some 3,400 people in total were scheduled to use the camp this year.

The Salvation Army Western Division is looking for volunteers to assist with flood-relief efforts, as well as donations to support flood-relief efforts.

To volunteer:  402-898-6050 or http://www.registertoring.com 

To donate: https://tinyurl.com/y4a9ma7j 

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