A “Flood” of Assistance Available


(WBRE/WYOU-TV)  The Salvation Army is helping flood victims throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania by delivering meals and other items needed for recovery. Multiple crews were in New Albany, Monroeton and Rome on Friday, Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill has our story,

Salvation Army workers were at the New Albany Fire Company Friday, delivering lunches and cleaning supplies to flood victims and firefighters.

All week long, teams have been in several different counties trying to help people recover.

 “The Salvation Army’s heart is to help others,” said Major Sharon Whispell, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Manager

The New Albany area is just one corner of Bradford County where help is being provided.

Crews have also been out in Monroeton, Rome, and Troy.

A centralized location where flood victims can get help has also been set-up at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Towanda because the damage is so widespread.

“Generally when we have a flood it’s along the river and you can just follow the river and it’s those communities but this time it just overwhelmed the small streams,” said Richard Harris, Salvation Army Volunteer.

Besides the Salvation Army, church members themselves have also collected clothing and supplies that flood victims might need.

Some people lost everything.

“We’ve got baby clothes, we’ve got shoes, we’ve got cleaning supplies, we’ve got water, just about anything they need!” noted Lena Manning, Church Member,

After a devastating week for so many, disaster relief agencies want flood victims to know help is available.“This is one of those times when we may not know your name but that’s okay, we’re here to help you in any way that we can!” added Major Sharon Whispell.

 The First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Towanda will be open all day Saturday, August 18.

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