Tippecanoe County – The Salvation Army stepped up its flood relief efforts in the Northwest part of the state today by bringing in additional supplies and personnel. Two Salvation Army Disaster Service teams were deployed to flood damaged areas along the Tippecanoe river. The teams will be distributing clean up kits and serving food and beverages to those hit by the recent flooding.
To date, nearly 200 clean up kits have been distributed to residents along the river and more than 100 people have received a friendly visit from The Salvation Army. “At first they can’t figure out who’s knocking at their door” said Major Robert Meyer, Commanding Officer for The Salvation Army’s Lafayette Corps. “When they realize it’s The Salvation Army they’re grateful to see us.”
Most of the flood victims along the river and in the towns of Delphi and Monticello are still staying in shelters or with relatives but are beginning to return to their home to see what can be salvaged. “Their just overwhelmed” added Meyer. The Salvation Army will continue to support the victims of the flood as the need continues.