Update - Emergency Response: Salvation Army supports victims of the UK floods
published on 14 Feb 2014
The Salvation Army has set up an emergency support centre at its corps in Staines, Surrey, which is acting as a food collection point for victims of the floods. It is also a rest centre and feeding station for emergency services and military personnel who are helping those affected as well as volunteers dropping off food to those in need. We are working in conjunction with Surrey County Council, and would like to thank Tesco which is contributing food to the centre. The corps also has a mobile canteen that has been working at numerous sites where work is being undertaken to build dams.
Our church in Addlestone, near Staines in Surrey, has been turned into a distribution point for food, toiletries and cleaning equipment. A team of volunteers has been sorting through donations and delivering them to agencies and emergency services for distribution to people affected by the floods in the area.
The minister (officer) in charge of the church, Major Ian Loxley, said: "We have about 1,000 homes affected here. We are starting to get people coming to us in need of food and clothing. We have also found that people living in mobile homes in the area have been particularly in need of our assistance."
Reading Central Corps has been providing packed lunches and hot drinks to firefighters working to help those whose homes have been flooded.
And South and Mid Wales Division has its mobile canteen prepared should it be required in the Central South area.
Thank you to all our volunteers who have stepped in to help.
Phone donations can be made by calling 0207 367 4800 between 8:30 & 16:00 Monday to Friday.
Donate online by visiting https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/donation.jsp and entering Flood Relief in the Specific Use box.