Salvation Army efforts continue to help Herkimer, Mohawk, Oneida residents

Jul 9, 2013 Full story: WKTV 14

Days after devastating waters flooded areas of Herkimer, Mohawk and the City of Oneida, the Salvation Army continues to provide food, water, clean up kits and spiritual support to flood survivors.

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Clinton, NY

#1 Jul 9, 2013
The Salvation Army has been here all along. How dare the Red Cross show up all these days later with a lame public relations blitz. Red Cross go back to Syracuse we don't want you!!!
blaine

Herkimer, NY

#2 Jul 9, 2013
The Whole Truth wrote:
The Salvation Army has been here all along. How dare the Red Cross show up all these days later with a lame public relations blitz. Red Cross go back to Syracuse we don't want you!!!
Give me a freakin break!! Don't you think both agencies are needed?
Sonny

Herkimer, NY

#3 Jul 9, 2013
Before the flood the SA would had out half rotted bags of fruits and veggies at their,"compound," on Prospect st. every Mon. and Fri. Donated by your local Hannafords. An older lady I know used to go there and told me about it. Yes, I know they do some good, but the truth is the truth.
DHB

Herkimer, NY

#4 Jul 10, 2013
blaine wrote:
<quoted text> Give me a freakin break!! Don't you think both agencies are needed?
The point is, The Red Cross has been noticeably absent from providing "real" assistance to Herkimer(and the rest of the valley, for that matter) during the floods. They even had to use the media to advertise their presence a week after the worst was over. I, for one, will be noticeably absent when they want blood.
Babycakes

Verona, NY

#5 Jul 11, 2013
The Red Cross was not absent. They were here. They were out assessing the needs of the areas hit the hardest. Both the Salvation Army and the Red Cross were in the area. Thank God for them both. And all the volunteers that helped out through the Mohawk Valley.
what

Herkimer, NY

#6 Jul 11, 2013
Babycakes wrote:
The Red Cross was not absent. They were here. They were out assessing the needs of the areas hit the hardest. Both the Salvation Army and the Red Cross were in the area. Thank God for them both. And all the volunteers that helped out through the Mohawk Valley.
So sorry, but we were one of the hardest hit homes in Herkimer and we never saw the Red Cross until we went to K-Mart a week later.
Babycakes

Verona, NY

#7 Jul 11, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>So sorry, but we were one of the hardest hit homes in Herkimer and we never saw the Red Cross until we went to K-Mart a week later.
I am sorry about your home. But I do know the Red Cross was in the area at least the first weekend. I was approached by 2 of them looking for hardest hit areas in Mohawk.
It is unfortunate that we judge volunteers who are doing their best to help.
SA did an awesome job, true. But also know when a friend approached them with donated food they were snapped at "Don't people know we don't want food, we want money!"
But I give them a pass, it's been a stressful couple of weeks.
Dave

Herkimer, NY

#8 Jul 11, 2013
Babycakes wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sorry about your home. But I do know the Red Cross was in the area at least the first weekend. I was approached by 2 of them looking for hardest hit areas in Mohawk.
It is unfortunate that we judge volunteers who are doing their best to help.
SA did an awesome job, true. But also know when a friend approached them with donated food they were snapped at "Don't people know we don't want food, we want money!"
But I give them a pass, it's been a stressful couple of weeks.
Yea, well that's what they say 24/7 365. They are the richest charity in the US. Everything is donated to them. God forbid they would lower their prices 5%. They do some good, but overall some one should audit the org. I worked at one of their stores years ago, and I saw the select high end donations go out the back door and into the cars of the managers and other members of their inner circle. Fraud and abuse runs rampid in that agency, just google it!!
poppa chox

Cobleskill, NY

#9 Jul 14, 2013
i was lucky to get transport in the NON WAR late 60's from germany to USA MANY PEOPLE REFUSED TO DONATE TO THE RED CROSS BECAUSE THEY CHARGE AN ARM AND A LEG FOR DONATED BLOOD//
if you have a problem JUST STAY HOME<<the food at the Salvation army is donated,NOBODODY PUTS A GUN TO YOUR HEAD AND MAKES YOU TAKE IT..it you cant chop off the SPOILED and learn to cook < DONT SHOW UP>>THE CRAP I saw at the FOLTS HOME i wouldnt FEED A DEAD DOG and the welfare attitude is TAKE IT AND THROW IT AWAY<<THEY WILL HAVE TO GIVE US MORE<<NEVER WENT BACK ..lazy worthless bums who can BUT WONT WORK, let them complain and STARVE..the salvation army at least is a nonprofit who gain from donations in a time like this.
I HAVE GOTTEN OVER 1000 times MORE IN FOOD than i have ever given them in donations of items.
all i am is OLD and disabled.. i dont have a wallet full of smokes and beer to complain about NOT GETTING MY GUT FULL OF FREE ITEMS
that someone else worked for..i worked for 45 years and cant now. I APPRECIATE THE HELP, not complain ITS NOT GOOD ENOUGHT FOR ME<<STAY HOME ..i'll gladly do the picking in your place.
the welfare rats dont like to walk this far anyway..it MAKES THEM WORK UP A SWEAT..first time in years..if EVER.....
wow

Herkimer, NY

#10 Jul 14, 2013
poppa chox wrote:
i was lucky to get transport in the NON WAR late 60's from germany to USA MANY PEOPLE REFUSED TO DONATE TO THE RED CROSS BECAUSE THEY CHARGE AN ARM AND A LEG FOR DONATED BLOOD//
if you have a problem JUST STAY HOME<<the food at the Salvation army is donated,NOBODODY PUTS A GUN TO YOUR HEAD AND MAKES YOU TAKE IT..it you cant chop off the SPOILED and learn to cook < DONT SHOW UP>>THE CRAP I saw at the FOLTS HOME i wouldnt FEED A DEAD DOG and the welfare attitude is TAKE IT AND THROW IT AWAY<<THEY WILL HAVE TO GIVE US MORE<<NEVER WENT BACK ..lazy worthless bums who can BUT WONT WORK, let them complain and STARVE..the salvation army at least is a nonprofit who gain from donations in a time like this.
I HAVE GOTTEN OVER 1000 times MORE IN FOOD than i have ever given them in donations of items.
all i am is OLD and disabled.. i dont have a wallet full of smokes and beer to complain about NOT GETTING MY GUT FULL OF FREE ITEMS
that someone else worked for..i worked for 45 years and cant now. I APPRECIATE THE HELP, not complain ITS NOT GOOD ENOUGHT FOR ME<<STAY HOME ..i'll gladly do the picking in your place.
the welfare rats dont like to walk this far anyway..it MAKES THEM WORK UP A SWEAT..first time in years..if EVER.....
Hey Dude time to take your ritalin!!
Yesmaam

Paris Crossing, IN

#11 Jul 15, 2013
And then... You had people in Mohawk.. Who had electricity,

going to the food wagon anyway for free dinners.. Yes they were affected by the flood, but why take advantage of things..
Babycakes

Verona, NY

#12 Jul 15, 2013
Both agencies are to be commended for their help. I have spoken to volunteers of both. Friday night both SA and RC workers told me they had not really been to their own homes in nearly a month. Before they came here they were at other disaster areas. One mentioned Colorado wild fires. Both were getting ready to head to NC possibly for another disaster area. Neither was from this area nor from NYS.
Yes what happened to the Mohawk Valley was devastating but we are not the only place these agencies were trying to assist.
So instead of beating them down let's be grateful they were here at all.
fed up

Herkimer, NY

#13 Aug 8, 2013
the s.a. is a place were the welfare people can take thier non working families out to dinner three times a week. during the flood the s.a. handed out gas card for fast track, the same people who visted this place every week got the cards and were not infected by the flood and do not even have a car. i am fed up with all the free riding people in herkimer and main strret low lifes.
ULY

Herkimer, NY

#14 Aug 8, 2013
fed up wrote:
the s.a. is a place were the welfare people can take thier non working families out to dinner three times a week. during the flood the s.a. handed out gas card for fast track, the same people who visted this place every week got the cards and were not infected by the flood and do not even have a car. i am fed up with all the free riding people in herkimer and main strret low lifes.
Yea, it's too bad that ,"people who were not infected by the flood got gas cards," Really? The SA has been feeding people long before welfare existed in this country. If they didn't want to get ripped off then maybe they should have asked for names and addresses, and registration cards. How long do you think that would have taken? What are you,"infected," with.?" The SA does some good, but if they got ripped off that's their problem for not having any common sense.

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