Food-Service Operations Start Today in Flood-Stricken Hamburg, Iowa: Salvation Army Western Division Carries on with Flood Relief

March 27, 2019
Todd Andrews | | (402) 913-6902



Salvation Army representatives from the Council Bluffs Corps started their first day of food-service operations in Hamburg, Iowa around midday Wednesday.  Here’s a review of some of today’s operations, and a look ahead at what’s set for Thursday:


In Council Bluffs, IA—Officers, staff, and volunteers served lunch to people in Hamburg, Iowa, Wednesday—the first day of Salvation Army food-service operations there.  They plan to continue serving lunch in the flood-affected community in the days to come.


In Sioux City, IA—The team there served meals and provided financial assistance in nearby Hornick, Iowa—and is now in the process of reaching out to additional communities in the area regarding potentially providing financial assistance there, as well.  Plans call for a Sioux City-based team to return to Ponca, Nebraska, on Thursday, and go door-to-door there to offer financial assistance and emotional-spiritual care (ESC).


In Omaha, NE—The Kroc Center team served nearly 900 meals on Tuesday between operations in Sarpy and Douglas Counties.  The team is now providing food to 12 different flood-relief locations/operations.  Meanwhile, the Disaster Resource Center continued its operations near 84th and Center; it’s open again Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


In Norfolk, NE—Officers, staff, and volunteers continued to serve meals on the Santee Reservation in Knox County, Nebraska on Wednesday.


In Fremont, NE—Officers, staff, and volunteers served about 140 meals at lunchtime, and is gearing up to serve as many as 300 meals per day between two sites in town going forward. 


In Watertown, SD—The team delivered bottled water to nearby communities in Hamlin County as flood-prevention efforts continued there.

The Salvation Army is seeking donations to support flood-relief efforts.  To donate:  go to and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button, or call 402-898-7675.

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