The Red River has crested at the highest level in history, and The Salvation Army has responded with a flood of spiritual and emotional care, food, drinks, and shelter. Since last week, The Salvation Army has been in 24-hour emergency operation mode.
The Salvation Army Fargo facility itself faced damage from the flood. Three stationary feeding sites and ten mobile feeding units, staffed with volunteers, were able to serve 43,900 prepared meals, 116,600 snacks, and 106,500 drinks to most than 138,000 people in over 2,800 hours, as of Friday, March 27.
“We are not afraid,” Fargo Salvation Army administrator Captain Adam Moore said this morning during a meeting with 50 staff and volunteers. “While we are indeed concerned about this flood and what it could do to our own facility, this community and the families that are losing their homes need us. We will stand by their side every step of the way.”
So far, The Salvation Army has spent more than $148,500 on this effort. Donations to The Salvation Army can be made by calling 800-SAL-ARMY and designate it “Minnesota/North Dakota Disaster Relief.” Find the latest information at The Salvation Army’s Northern Division website.