Clark & Washington Counties, IN – The Salvation Army has finished it’s first full day of operations in response to yesterday’s deadly tornadoes.  In Henrville, the Army is serving 800 meals a day to survivors and emergency personnel.  It was an emotional day for residents as they got their first clear view of the destruction in their town.  “It’s gone.  Everything is gone,” one woman said through tears as she walked by The Salvation Army canteen.  She and other were comforted by Major Steve Kiger and other trained disaster service personnel from The Salvation Army.  Feeding operations in Henryville will continue tomorrow.

The small town of Marysville, IN was nearly completely destroyed by the massive tornadoes.  The Army will begin full meal service there tomorrow and will be prepared to serve 600 meals.  The Army will also continue to serve meals at the New Pekin Command Center.  Today, nearly 600 meals were served to survivors and workers there.

Many area businesses and organizations have made generous contributions to the Army’s food service.  Among them: Wick’s Pizza, Texas Road House, Jaycee Foods, Midwest Food Bank, McDonald’s, and Silver Creek High School.  The Salvation Army would like to thank these businesses for serving their neighbors in need.

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 https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/indiana/stormrelief, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or make a $10.00 donation by texting* “HOOSIER” to 80888, to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

Donors can also mail a check to:  The Salvation Army Indiana Division, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN, 46208.

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.