100 Year Flood

100 Year Flood  

With a presence in almost every ZIP code in America, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to respond to the unique needs of people living in poverty. These challenges are exponentially magnified during times of crisis, including pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19). Across the United States, we are stepping up to the challenge and continue to serve the most vulnerable populations in each community.

As the country’s largest social service provider, we are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, including when in crisis.

Based on a community’s need and available resources, our trusted Army of experts and supporters are serving on the front lines.

Our region experienced devastating flooding that occurred during the July 12th torrential downpours, which destroyed homes and caused major property damage in Bucks and Philadelphia Counties. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has been providing meals at a Family Assistance Center which was set up for the flood survivors to begin gaining access to services.

The Salvation Army Levittown Corps participated in the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) that Bucks County is setting up on July 20 – 21st to help residents recover from the flood. Our staff provided over $7,000 in furniture vouchers and $22,300 in Walmart gift cards so that families might purchase hygiene items, clothing, and other necessities.

The Salvation Army Levittown Corps is coordinating with EDS and working with more than 115 families who have been displaced from their homes due to the flooding. The vast majority of those impacted have been renters.These families come from apartment complexe such as Glennview, Creekside, Lafayette, Glenn Hollow and Regency. The mother of one family said she sent her children to live with relatives but plans to sleep in her car until she can find housing. Many have lost almost all their possessions to this disaster. Nearly all who are affected lack home or renter´s insurance. 

The Salvation Army in Levittown serves Bucks County and has done so for over 100 years. We will continue to assist those affected by this disaster and will be here for years to come.

We are dedicated to our community and anyone who comes in our doors is offered hope, care, and comfort.

Follow this link to view the Lower Bucks Times Article on our efforts in Bucks County

https://lowerbuckstimes.com/2021/08/03/local-salvation-army-helps-flood-impacted-residents/

 

If you would like to donate to the 100 Year Flood Disaster Relief please follow the link below.

https://give.salvationarmy.org/give/350463/#!/donation/checkout

 

Updated 8-10-2021