While Indy car fans were racing to leave the track on Sunday after the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team (EDS) was in a different kind of race—a race to deliver hot food to our neighbors in Greensburg, IN.
Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 1906 N. Lincoln Rd., Greensburg, IN 47240 provided The Salvation Army 300 hot meals on Sunday evening to be delivered to those receiving assistance in the aftermath of last week’s storms. The fact that it was race day and the fact that it was a holiday weekend did not stop this Greensburg KFC store from helping The Salvation Army help their neighbors. I want to send a huge thank you to Kelly Poindexter and his team. Yes, I am going to list them all…
Kevin Burton, Bobbie Griffith, Nakecia Shafer, Deb Whaley, Ashley White, Deanna Johnson, Grant Deidriet, Chris Imel, and Paul Spicer, thank you. Thank you for working even harder on an already busy day. Thank you for helping provide a hot meal to your neighbors—your neighbors that have damaged homes, went with out electricity for days, and had little access to food. Thank you for setting an example for other businesses in your community.
Because of our corporate partners, The Salvation Army was able to provide more than just sandwiches and water. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Marsh Supermarkets, and Arby’s all pitched in to make sure the tornado victims we were serving had plenty of food to feed their need. Some corporate partners gave a little; some corporate partners gave a lot. Either way, The Salvation Army is extremely thankful to these businesses for helping do the most good. As we like to say, you give through The Army, not to The Army.
Severe storms ripped through Indiana Wednesday, May 25, 2011 causing several tornado touchdowns south and southeast of Indianapolis. In Greensburg, The Salvation Army EDS provided food and hydration to more than 300 people and provided financial assistance to victims needing help with groceries and other essentials lost in the storm.
Further updates will be made available as we receive them. To make a $10 donation towards The Salvation Army’s assistance for those affected by storms/tornadoes in Indiana, text the word HOOSIER to 80888. Donations can also be made online at www.salvationarmyindiana.org by specifying “Indiana tornado” as the designation.
Thank you for continuing to do the most good.
Mel McMahon is the Corporate Relations Coordinator for The Salvation Army. To find out how your company can donate time, treasure, and talents through The Salvation Army programs and services, call her at (317) 224-1019 or email her, firstname.lastname@example.org.