The Salvation Army responds to flooding in Argentina


Salvation Army trucks prepare for distribution in La Plata.
Photo courtesy of South America East Territory

The Salvation Army in Argentina responded after storms and floods devastated Buenos Aires and La Plata, a provincial capital about 30 miles from Buenos Aires. Recent reports put 57 people dead and more than 100,000 homes destroyed.

“The Buenos Aires Divisional Emergency team is working hard and will continue to do so,” said Territorial Commander Colonel Susan McMillan, South America East Territory.

The Army joined forces with a local food bank to serve those affected by the storm, especially in the Villa Elvira neighborhood where The Salvation Army was already present.

The Army’s Villa Elvira facility served as an emergency shelter for 100 people; 200-plus individuals received food. So far, seven tons of food and water have been distributed to community members, along with mattresses and bedding. A group of training cadets also helped the team.

“Communications have been difficult as the area is without power, water, telephone service and even cellular phone service,” McMillan said. “We would appreciate your prayers for our people—that God would give them wisdom, multiply their resources and keep them safe.”

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