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Salvation Army helps flood victims

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While flood waters start to recede, many are coming back to their homes to take a look at the damage. The Salvation Army has been going to these flood ravaged areas to offer any help they can. 

Flood waters in Cedar Falls continue to hold many communities hostage.

The Salvation Army has been going door-to-door to offer sandwiches, soup, and water in the worst flooded areas of town. They are also offering clean-up kits, which consist of a five gallon bucket that includes a mop, and bleach, among other cleaning items. 

In North Cedar, many roads and playgrounds are still under water. Some are not only dealing with flooding, but now no power. 

For Ashlee Speakar of North Cedar, the Salvation Army couldn't have come at a better time. After dealing with her completely flooded basement, her power was just shut off today.

 "I can't believe, just so many people have come and help me," said Speakar. 

Her father even came all the way from Arkansas to help her with the grueling clean-up.  
At it's worst, the water was sitting all the way up to the top of her mailbox. Flood waters not as high, but there is still three inches of water left in front of her driveway. 

For Speakar, and others, the Salvation Army has been giving them more than just a cup of warm soup.  

Volunteers with the Salvation Army have been offering not only a helping hand, but also a sense of hope. 

The Salvation Army is still in need of donations. They say they have enough toiletries, but are in great need of any monetary donations.

To donate, please visit http://bit.ly/2cWUjhG

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