Indianapolis, IN – Local TV Station FOX 59 will host an 18 and a half hour telethon on Monday to support the tornado relief efforts of The Salvation Army.  Beginning at 4:30 AM and running until 11 PM, the telethon hopes to raise tens of thousands of dollars to assist the survivors of Friday’s deadly storms.  Tune into FOX 59 and make your pledge.

Response Update:  The Salvation Army is expanding its operations in Southern Indiana.  Eight more Salvation Army Disaster Workers and another mobile kitchen will arrive Monday morning.  There will now be three mobile kitchens moving through Henryville, Marysville, and New Pekin.  Previously, because of the extensive damage, the Army’s response was limited to a set location in each community.  On Monday, the mobile kitchens will be allowed to move through the towns, bringing help to the survivors as they try to rebuild their lives.  Each mobile kitchen can serve up to 2,000 meals a day.  In addition, a special team of emotional and spiritual care counselors has been sent to Southern Indiana to comfort those who have lost so much.

To date, The Salvation Army has served more than 4,900 meals to survivors and emergency workers in Henryville, Marysville, and New Pekin.  The number of meals is expected to increase as survivors return to their homes this week.

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.