Freeport, Illinois — The Salvation Army in Freeport says that now the flood waters are within their banks, residents have been returning back to their homes once again. They have announced that this coming Saturday March 10 Salvation Army Volunteers and City government leaders will be distributing boxes of groceries to help ease some of the pain residents have experienced by the floods.
“The small box of nonperishable food is just a small box of compassion for our neighbors and friends” said Captain Jim Brickson. “I don’t think anyone could feel the pain of loss until we experience it our self.”
Teams of volunteers will be meeting at the Salvation Army Saturday morning, 106 W Exchange St. Freeport at 8AM. They will be loading boxes in trucks and issued a delivery route to specified parts of the affected area within the east side. Residents must be home to receive the “Box of Compassion”, only one box per household will be distributed.
“I have never been surprised at the compassion of the Freeport area, Salvation Army Advisory Board member Larry McIntyre said. “This is why we raised our children here. I believe that every person in life makes a difference, I just want to do my part.”
The Salvation Army will continue the distribution of recovery supplies to the survivors of the affected areas from their Disaster Recover Unit (DRU) located at Ross Auto Glass 7373 E Stephenson St. from 8:00AM until 5:00PM, weekends.
In order to obtain cleanup supplies and the box of nonperishable groceries residents will need to supply a current form of identification with a current address within the east side. These gifts are intended for the use of only the affected area. Bag lunches have been prepared and delivered to the DRU for the residents and workers helping in the cleanup efforts.
To support the relief efforts, please send a check marked “Freeport Flood” to 106 W. Exchange St. Freeport IL 61032