“You Do Amazing Work.”


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When Krista Neymeiyer’s basement flooded with three feet of water recently, she considered leaving her house and staying with friends. After all, many of her neighbors gave up and literally escaped to higher ground. But Krista stayed – and as such, was especially happy to see The Salvation Army mobile kitchen roll into her Grand Rapids neighborhood on Thursday. “I’m so happy to see you. You do amazing work,” Krista said over the buzz of the generator still pumping flood water from her basement. “God bless you all.”

The rain stopped several days ago – but the flood relief continues. And now more than ever, The Salvation needs your help! The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services needs volunteers to assist with flood relief efforts – now through May 3.

Volunteer Positions:
The following volunteer positions are available:

Clean Up Crew
Times available: First shift is 7:30am to 11:00am daily, Second is 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Description: Clean out canteens and re-stock supplies
Number of positions available each day: 5
Qualifications: Must be able to bend and lift

Canteen Drivers
Times Available: Lunch shift 9:30am to 3:00pm & dinner shift 3:00pm to 8:30pm
Description: Pick up food, and drive the canteen to designated location and help to serve food
Number of positions available: 4 per shift (8 daily)
Qualifications: Must have a chauffeur’s license and be an approved Salvation Army driver. Salvation Army EDS training preferred.

Canteen Volunteers
Times Available: Lunch shift 9:30am to 3:00pm & dinner shift 4:15pm to 8:30pm
Description: Help serve meals and provide other disaster care relief as necessary
Number of positions available: 4 per shift (8 daily)
Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older. Salvation Army EDS training preferred.

Runner Volunteers
Times Available: 9:30am to 8:30pm daily
Description: Run out to help pick up and deliver supplies as necessary
Number of positions available: 2 per day
Qualifications: Must be an approved Salvation Army driver

General Helpers
Times Available: 8:30am to 8:30pm daily
Description: Help with various support activities at the Incident Command office, including cleaning, packing materials, unloading, and providing administrative help (calling volunteers, etc.)

Please call The Salvation Army at 616.459.3433 ext 1514 to sign up to volunteer or email volunteer.salvationarmy@gmail.com