As northern Lake County, Illinois, continues to battle record flooding, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services remains on site to offer meals to first responders and flood survivors, assemble sand bags, and provide emotional and spiritual support to those in need. The Army is also distributing food boxes, personal care packages and clean-up kits throughout the area.
The Salvation Army is serving in the following communities:
- Lake Bluff
- Lake Forest
- Lake Zurich
- North Chicago
- Round Lake
On Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 and 13, the Army has distributed 118 clean- up kits, 57 bottles of water and other refreshments; 45 meals and 15 snacks.
As the Des Plaines River crests and waters start to recede over the weekend, Salvation Army will remain on call to serve as requested by the Lake County Illinois Office of Emergency Management. The Army is also developing its next phase of support through its Service Extension Units and its extensive network of community partners. Additional flood clean-up kits will be available once homeowners begin the work of assessing and cleaning up the damage.
To support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts, you may make a gift online , call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or send a check marked “Disaster Relief” to your nearest Salvation Army unit. You may also give via mobile device by texting LAKECOUNTYFLOOD to 41444.
If you wish to make a gift of household goods or clothing, please know that due to the emergency situation, we cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.