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Salvation Army conducts bottled water drive for flood victims

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 17:12:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Salvation Army will collect bottled water donations at nine Kansas City area locations Monday to help people impacted by Missouri River flooding.

The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Service teams already are responding to communities affected by the rising waters, including evacuees in Atchison and Holt counties in Missouri and Atchison and Doniphan counties in Kansas.

Some residents in those areas are under a mandatory evacuation order and it's unclear when they'll be able to return to their homes. The Salvation Army is helping provide food and water for displaced residents.

"When our neighbors are hurting, Kansas City is always quick to lend a helping hand," Salvation Army Maj. David Harvey said in a release. "These donations will allow us to assist people now and far into the future."

Bottled water may be dropped off at The Salvation Army Warehouse at 1110 E. Truman Road during business hours Monday or at any of the following Salvation Army community centers in the metro area:

  • Blue Valley Community Center, 6618 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Eastside Community Center, 3013-17 E. 9th St., Kansas City, Missouri
  • Independence Community Center, 14700 E. Truman Road, Independence, Missouri
  • Kansas City, Kansas, Community Center, 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
  • Northland Community Center, 5306 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Olathe Community Center, 420 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas
  • Southland Community Center, 6111 E. 129th St., Grandview, Missouri
  • Westport Community enter, 500 W. 39th. St., Kansas City, Missouri
  • Monetary donations also can be made to help these communities recover by visiting