2013 Oklahoma May Tornados
Friday, May 24, 2013 - In response to the Oklahoma May Tornados, The Salvation Army Disaster Response have been providing food, hydration, and pastoral care to those affected by these tornados.
SERVICES DELIVEREDThe statistics below present a snapshot of ongoing Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service efforts in the affected communities.
- 13,082 Meals
- 20,141 Drinks
- 11,498 Snacks
- 12 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens)
- Emotional & Spiritual Care to 1,389 individuals
- 3,035 hours of employee and volunteer service
Cash Contributions EncouragedDonors are encouraged to contribute cash. In-kind donations require sorting, boxing, palletizing, storage, and delivery to the disaster location. All of these activities can be costly and time consuming, and therefore may delay service delivery. Cash donations allow The Salvation Army to purchase product to quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims. When possible, the purchases are made near the disaster site to stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery.
It is easy to give to The Salvation Army:
- By phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Online at www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok
- By mail:
The Salvation Army - Disaster Relief
P.O. BOX 2536
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Please make checks payable to "The Salvation Army" and clearly marked "May 2013 Oklahoma Tornados."
Corporate (Bulk) Donations
The Salvation Army appreciates in-kind gift offers from corporate contributors. For all jurisdictions, outside the AOK Division, corporate in-kind gift offers should be referred to:
- Lanita Lloyd : email@example.com
Donations from the General Public
Currently, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public for disaster relief operations.
Used clothing and used furnishings are not needed for disaster relief.
However, The Salvation Army depends upon your donation of used clothing and other items to support local programming. Please consider donating your used clothing to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store.
The Salvation Army recruits and deploys disaster workers through its local Salvation Army units. To register as a disaster worker:
- Call your local Salvation Army.
- Register online on this web site using the volunteer graphic on the home page.