Whether a month or two months, we'll be here till the very end," Rod Ballengee, Divisional Field Representative for the Divisional Headquarters of the Salvation Army, said.
"We've been serving a lot of food.
On Tuesday we served 2,500 meals and we're helping the first responders, the police, the emergency crews, EMT's with food and meals and we're also going out into the community providing meals and water."
Residents in need can come to the Gowanda Fire Hall on Aldrich Street to receive the services provided by the Salvation Army
, but to help maintain constant service, Ballengee
said they are in need of supplies.
"Because of the heat we need water or power drinks like Gatorade, non-perishable canned foods, bread, and fresh fruit like apples.
We'll continue to provide to meet the needs of the first responders and especially the families that have been impacted by this flooding," Ballengee
"We are collaborating with the local disaster teams and coordinators, the fire departments, the police, to do whatever is needed to maybe fill in some of the gaps that other agencies aren't able to fill."
If Gowanda residents can not come to the Gowanda fire department
, they can call Ballengee
personally at 498-2439 and crews will do their best to deliver at least one hot meal and supplies.