Springfield, MO (January 5, 2016) The Salvation Army in Springfield, MO will resume all programs at its main facility at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway on Thursday, January 7 after extensive storm damage temporarily closed the building due to safety concerns.
“We have had many people here working hard to get our building repaired so we can resume providing much needed services in our community,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “We have been blessed to have many partners step forward over the last week and a half to help us in our time of need.”
Damage to the building was caused by the excessive amount of rain received in the Ozarks. The building was also struck by lightning causing additional damage. Damage included the roof, ceiling, electrical system, phone system, and alarm systems. Programs that were affected are Emergency Social Services, The Sal After School Program, Senior Feeding Program, church services, the Emergency Over Night Warming Center and the Family Enrichment Center Shelter.
Over the last week and a half The Salvation Army has worked with area organizations to assist with providing services in the community such as the Over Night Warming Center, The Sal After School Program and the Family Enrichment Center Shelter. Program participants were contacted regarding the status of the programs.
Repairs will primarily be covered by insurance. The Salvation Army will be seeking donations for any costs not covered through insurance. Donation can be made by mail at PO Box 9685, Springfield, MO 65801 or online at www.salvationarmyspringfield.org.
To support the year-round outreach of The Salvation Army financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 in Springfield MO, 65801 by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting www.salvationarmyspringfield.org – 82¢ of every dollar goes directly toward programs & services that help local Ozarks residents in need.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.