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Salvation Army relocating Omaha DRC assets to areas of greater need

Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 18:56:16-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Salvation Army is relocating flood relief items from its Omaha Disaster Resource Center (DRC) to its two other metro-area locations to concentrate assets in areas of greater need.

As a part of this move, the Omaha DRC near 84th and Center will cease operations at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12. Until that time, the Omaha location will remain open to the public; however, supplies there will be limited.

“The need is growing at the Sarpy-Cass DRC and the Council Bluffs DRC,” said Major Greg Thompson, Divisional Commander. “We’re seeing more and more people stopping by those locations and picking up flood relief items, and fewer people stopping by the Omaha DRC. So this move is an effort to more efficiently and effectively meet that need.”

In a press release from The Salvation Army, Major Thompson added that those in need of flood relief items are encouraged to visit the Sarpy-Cass DRC or the Council Bluffs DRC going forward.

The Sarpy-Cass DRC and Council Bluffs DRC will remain open until further notice.

Their locations and hours for the week are:

Sarpy-Cass DRC (in the old JC Penney store at Southroads, 1001 Fort Crook Road, Ste. 250, Bellevue)
· Monday, April 8: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
· Tuesday, April 9 through Saturday, April 13: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
· Sunday, April 14: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Council Bluffs DRC (715 N. 16th St.)
· Monday, April 8 and Thursday, April 11: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
· Tuesday, April 9; Wednesday, April 10; and Friday, April 12: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
· Saturday, April 13: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
· Sunday, April 14: closed