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Salvation Army of Johnstown recovers from flooding

After days of heavy rainfall, the Salvation Army of Johnstown realized they needed help. Their basement, where their kitchen and dining area are located, flooded. (WJAC)


After days of heavy rainfall, the Salvation Army of Johnstown realized they needed help. Their basement, where their kitchen and dining area are located, flooded.

"I remember coming in on Sunday morning and just feeling this burden of just, 'Oh my goodness, how are we going to be able to feed our people?'" said Captain Erin Brand of the Johnstown Salvation Army.

The flooding damaged food, flooring, and two of their refrigerators. But the community quickly stepped in to help, donating items so they could continue their mission of helping others in need. They were given food, kitchen supplies and even a refrigerator.

Right now, they're able to serve bagged meals to go. However, they hope that next week, their kitchen and dining area will be repaired enough so that they can once again serve hot meals inside.

The Salvation Army is still accepting donations but they're also collecting monetary donations for those in Virginia and the Carolina's impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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