Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have passed but now the extensive cleanup effort starts. Omaha Salvation Army Spokesperson Susan Eustice says, “Historically, this is the largest emergency disaster response the Salvation Army has ever done in the United States and they all need our help. The Salvation Army has been been feeding people, the victims and the first responders all this time but we are transitioning to a team that is cleaning up.”
This Saturday, the Salvation Army is teaming with the Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha and will be collecting cleaning supplies for the victims of the storms. Items needed include mops, brooms, buckets, garbage bags, gloves and disinfectants. Those items can be dropped off at 105th and J Street from 8 a.m. until noon and then delivered to the victims of the storms.
Eustice encourages all Nebraskans to help. Those unable to donate items are encouraged to donate money that will go toward these much needed supplies. That can be done online at helpsalvationarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or text storm to 51555.