Salvation Army assisting flood victims

September 8, 2022–10:13 a.m.


The Rome Salvation Army is in Chattooga County providing food, water, and spiritual and emotional care to those impacted by this past weekend’s flooding.

Captain Tim Blevins said they began feeding people on Monday.

We have many great partners we are working with,” he said.  “On that first day, Dry Valley Baptist Church rallied a large group of volunteers who prepared 250 spaghetti meals.  They handed those meals off to us.  We did that from another church’s parking lot – North Summerville Baptist Church, which is one of the main distribution points.”

On Tuesday, they provided 500 sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, and on Wednesday they gave out sandwiches from Duffy’s Deli.

On Thursday, starting with dinner, Salvation Army food trucks will begin delivering meals.

Captain Paula Blevins said those who would like to help can make a financial contribution.

“There is online giving at,” she said.  “When you go to that site, there is a place where you can designate ‘Northwest Georgia Summer Floods’ and that money goes directly to the flooding.  You can also donate by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.”

You can also take monetary donations to the Salvation Army office on East 1st Street in Rome.

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