As of 4pm today, FOX 59’s Day of Dedication has raised $113,990 for The Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Southern Indiana, but we’re not done yet.  The telethon will continue until 11PM this evening.  To make your pledge call 317-493-2300 to make your pledge.  100% of the money raised will go directly to assisting the tornado survivors in Southern Indiana.

Response Update:  Three mobile kitchens are now moving through Henryville, Marysville, and New Pekin 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 5,100 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.