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Serving Survivors in Southern Indiana

Henryville, IN – As the sun came up in Southern Indiana, The Salvation Army continued it’s efforts to serve the victims of yesterday’s devastating tornadoes.  In Henryville, The Salvation Army is on scene with mobile feeding units providing food, hydration, and emotional care to survivors and emergency responders.  The Salvation Army is prepared to serve up to 1,000 meals a day to those in need.  Major Steve Kiger, Commanding Officer on scene, will meet with Emergency Management officials this afternoon to determine what The Salvation Army’s role will be going forward.

The Salvation Army is continuing to provide up to 1,000 meals a day at the New Pekin Command post, and also up to 360 meals a day at the FEMA shelter at Silver Creek High School.

The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve survivors is to make a monetary donation. You can make a donation online at http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/storms, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or make a $10.00 donation by texting* “storm” to 80888, to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

8 comments

  1. Joe Birkenmeyer

    Is there an address we can send a check to make a donation to benefit Southern Indiana tornado relief?

    • Yes, checks can be mailed to:
      The Salvation Army Indiana Division
      3100 North Meridian Street
      Indianapolis, IN 46208

      Please put “Southern Indiana Tornadoes” in the memo line. Thanks for supporting the survivors in Southern Indiana.

  2. Joe Birkenmeyer

    Is there an address we can send a check or money order to benefit Southern Indiana tornado relief?

    • Yes, checks can be mailed to:
      The Salvation Army Indiana Division
      3100 North Meridian Street
      Indianapolis, IN 46208

      Please put “Southern Indiana Tornadoes” in the memo line. Thanks for your help!

  3. Can we help out by volunteering? If so, can you direct us on where to go and what to bring? We have chainsaws, trailers, trucks, etc., and would really like to help!

    • Kathy,

      Thank you so much for your passion to serve others. All of our Salvation Army Disaster Service volunteers are trained in disaster response. All volunteers must be trained before they respond to a disaster. If you are interested you can call Bert Williams at 317-224-1013 to sign up for a class.

      If you want to volunteer to clear out trees and other debris, please contact the Henryville Town Trustee. They may need your help.

  4. Claude

    I sure hope the focus is not Henryville alone. This storm was more than 50 miles long and affected mny communities and rural areas in Southern Indiana.
    Can someone report on the progress in all affected areas?

    Can someone give a list of places where volunteers are needed.

    I’m leaving to help in Southern Indiana in a few hours but will maintain contact via email.

    Thank you
    Claude

    • Claude, The Salvation Army is working in Henryville, New Pekin, Marsville, and the surrounding communities. 100% of all donations to our efforts there will go directly to the survivors. You can check on the stories on this website for our progress in these areas.

      All Salvation Army Disaster Sevice volunteers are trained in disaster response. If you would like to sign up for the training please email Bert Williams at bert_williams@usc.salvationarmy.org

      Thanks!

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