Opinion

Salvation Army disaster funds depleted

disaster funds In spite of all that has been accomplished, severe need remains in many communities. The Salvation Army's Disaster Relief Funds have been depleted.
   Areas hardest hit are Wallace, Cataldo, Pinehurst, Smelterville, Kamiak, and Orofino, Idaho, as well as Colfax, Waitsburg, Dayton, Pomeroy, and Woodland in Washington.
   The Salvation Army estimates that $200,000 in relief funds will be needed over the next two months. Need varies during the recovery process, and there is no way to anticipate what all the needs of the people will be. Funds give us the flexibility to help any way necessary.
   Many families need help with food, cleaning supplies, paper products, disposable diapers, schoolbooks, medications, and other basic needs.
   We ask for your financial support and your prayers. If you or your community were spared this disaster, please consider lending a hand to our neighbors in need.
   On behalf of the victims, The Salvation Army is making an urgent plea for disaster relief funds. Checks marked "NW Flood Relief" may be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 9219, Seattle, WA. VISA or MasterCard donations may be made between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. by phoning 1-800-736-7291.
   Those needing Salvation Army disaster assistance may phone Disaster Relief at 1-800-736-7291 for their nearest Salvation Army. Anyone wishing to contribute new or used items may take them to their local thrift store or phone 1-800-526-2940.

Lt. Colonel Evelyn Hunter, Northwest Division Commander, The Salvation Army