Thousands of Meals Served During Arkansas & Oklahoma Blizzard
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – During the recent blizzard that affected much of Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, The Salvation Army was busy providing emergency services, opening with warming centers and operating its existing shelters at increased capacity.
Now, this area of the country is preparing for another major winter storm with 4 – 8 inches of snow forecast in much of Oklahoma and into Arkansas.
Across the division, warming centers have their doors open once again and homeless shelters remain stocked and ready to handle additional guests.
During the last winter storm that began on January 31 and heavily affected the area until February 3, the following was reported (these numbers could go higher once all reports are in):
- 6,143 meals served
- 1,877 nights of lodging provided
- 1,648 drinks served
- 680 snacks served
- Multiple blankets, articles of clothing, and personal comfort kits provided
As a result of the storm, many shelters are in need of bulk food items, as well as coats, gloves, and blankets. Monetary donations are welcome and can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.