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7/7/07-Tyler

Tyler Salvation Army Heading To Wichita Falls

On the day East Texans try to clean up after Friday's flooding, more than 500 people in Wichita Falls will finally get to go back in their homes.  Saturday, the Tyler Salvation Army Disaster Team packed up its canteen with food and water and left for North Texas.  Volunteers say they are packing enough food to last them three days.  After that, volunteers say they will buy food for as long as they are needed there.

"There are 535 homes up there that have been flooded in Wichita Falls," said Salvation Army Disaster Team Coordinator Paul Smith.  "This is there first day back in their homes, so they are currently taking all of their flooded and destroyed items out of their homes and hauling them away to the dump, and we go around and feed those people because they have no way to cook."  Last week, volunteers from Longview's Salvation Army went to Wichita Falls to help those affected by the flooding.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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