The EDS team in Lake County, led by Capt. Bersabe Vera, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Northwest Indiana, has focused its efforts on the cities of Merrillville and Gary, which were hardest hit by Friday’s storms. The EDS canteen has been out o affected neighborhoods offering support and sustenance to residents and workers.
Additional assistance can be found at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center, located at 4800 Harrison Street in Gary. We are scheduling households to come in for food and household goods from our pantry at that location and helping to get residents connected with other local assistance. Call 219.239.2426 for additional information
The Salvation Army Indiana Division’s tornado relief response continued through the weekend after at least 17 confirmed tornadoes swept through that state on the evening of March 31.
Emergency Disaster Services teams deployed to Sullivan, Johnson, and Lake counties have been focused on immediate needs, such as food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care, but are coordinating with local government and other organizations in preparation for long-term casework to help families get back on their feet. Those looking to support these disaster responses can give online at HelpSalvationArmy.org.
In these early days of clean-up, providing care to utility workers in all three of these counties has been an important piece of The Salvation Army’s response.
For the latest updates, follow The Salvation Army Indiana Division’s EDS team on Facebook at facebook.com/EmergencyDisasterServicesIndiana.
One hundred percent of monetary donations given to The Salvation Army Emergency Disasters Services is used for direct response in affected communities. To learn more about the EDS ministry and responses in the U.S. and around the globe, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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