PEORIA, Ill. -- The major floods we had this past spring put a lot of stress on non-profits who provide disaster assistance.
Thanks to one organization, a new grant will help provide more disaster support in the future.
The Community Foundation of Central Illinois has donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army to help support disaster training.
The money will fund a two-day emergency disaster seminar being held next week.
Salvation Army personnel said grants like this one help in multiple ways.
"Without this grant we would be taking money away from our other programs that we serve people with. Everyday people come to us for help and those dollars are easily allocated to helping that emergency assistance, and to have a grant like this that is specifically for future planning is very significant to me and our organization," said Captain Jeffrey Carr, Divisional Secretary for Business at the Heartland Division of Salvation Army.
Approximately 30 people will be taking part in the emergency seminar next week.