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The Salvation Army of Siouxland gets a $33,000 thank you from Union County, SD


The floods along the Missouri River in 2011 damaged homes, businesses and farm land. During that time, the Salvation Army of Siouxland mobilized thousands of volunteers to help clean up the aftermath. Now, three years later, Union County, South Dakota is saying thank you with a $33,000 check.

During the flood, volunteers in the county filled nearly 2 million sand bags. However, when the water receded, the number of volunteers decreased. That's when the Salvation Army of Siouxland stepped-in. They rounded up groups of local high school and college students to help dispose all the sand bags. The group worked for 93 days straight, helping flood victims in Dakota Dunes.

"Our bills from the flood are pretty well paid, but we never know what's going to happen one day in the future," said Capt. Von VanDiver, The Salvation Army. "So, this will be a great cushion because at the height of the flood, we were spending well over $15,000 a day."

The Salvation Army of Siouxland said it's the money in a safe place to be used towards future disaster relief.

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