WAUWATOSA – The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan has deployed four volunteers to Iowa and Nebraska to aid in flood recovery efforts.
Major Nelson De La Vergne and Mike Neiman, from our Waukesha County Corps Worship and Community Center, as well as retired officers Majors Ron and Carol Lemirand, departed Monday morning and are expected to stay for two weeks. Both are expected to move city to city as needed. De La Vergne and Neiman are currently stationed in Hornick, IA. “The local American Legion is graciously letting us utilize their kitchen and dining hall to serve the community,” De La Vergne said. “Many folks are unable to return to what’s left of their homes. Others are trying to rebuild. It is a tight-knit, appreciative community.” On Tuesday, De La Vergne said they served about 40 people for lunch and about 70 for dinner. As a whole, The Salvation Army is set to enter its third week of flood relief work in the region. Service totals through Thursday, March 28 include: 20,000 meals serve, 23,200 drinks served, 18,300 snacks served, 11,600 other items delivered (including flood-cleanup kits), 9,750 volunteer hours worked