Coordinating with Local and State emergency management, The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens and personnel serving survivors and first responders with food, beverages and spiritual support following yesterday’s severe tornado.
Canteens were deployed from Central Oklahoma Area Command, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, McAlester, and Muskogee. Disaster response teams from Pine Bluff, Jonesboro and Hot Springs, Arkansas are en route to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to assist in response. Personnel from across the division are also traveling to the area to form a Divisional Incident Command Team, which helps coordinate the overall response for The Salvation Army.
“The devastation is far reaching in both human life, property and livestock loss. The Salvation Army is honored to serve and provide sustenance to first responders involved in search and rescue, coordination efforts and more. And, of course, all survivors will be provided spiritual and emotional care to help them through this tragic time,” said Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that at least 24 people were killed as a result of the storm, which produced an EF-4 tornado that flattened entire neighborhoods and set buildings on fire.
“Many of these impacted communities will take months or even years to recover,” said Morris, “The Salvation Army is committed to being there with them throughout and providing aid wherever it’s needed.”
Monetary donations allow The Salvation Army to meet the critical and unique needs of survivors.
If you would like to support this community in need, here’s how you can give today:
- Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
- You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
- Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
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