After five days of operations as a donation collection only facility, the Salvation Army Western Division’s effort at the old Canfield’s building near 84th & Center is set to expand its hours as well as its scope of operation.
On Thursday, the building reopened as the Salvation Army’s Disaster Resource Center. This move will see the building’s operational focus shift to being a distribution center—a place for people affected by the recent flooding to come to in order to pick up flood-relief items.The building will continue to be staffed by a team of Salvation Army officers, staff, and volunteers but now, additional staff will be on hand in the form of case managers, who will help with intake and ensuring people’s needs are met.
As people arrive, they will meet with a case worker, complete a brief intake form and will then be guided through part of the building where flood-relief items have been organized and placed for ease of pickup. Among the items available for pick-up:bottled water, mops, buckets, shovels, rakes, bleach, work gloves, and household cleaning supplies.People needing flood relief items will need to bring a photo ID with them.
At the same time, donations of flood-relief items will still be accepted at the Disaster Resource Center.Individuals and organizations bringing in flood-relief items for donations should look for volunteers wearing bright-red or white Salvation Army t-shirts—who will help shepherd them to the right places at the building at which to drop off items.
The Disaster Resource Center’s hours will be Mon-Sat 9:00 AM-6:00 PM and Sun 12:00 PM-5:00 PM until further notice.