AOK Division Serves Tornado Ravaged Woodward, Oklahoma

April 16, 2012 - 2:41 AM EDT
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller
cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org
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AOK Division Serves Tornado Ravaged Woodward, Oklahoma

Woodward, OK (April 16, 2012) - The Salvation Army of Enid, Oklahoma is responding to the tornadoes that brought devastation across the community of Woodward, Oklahoma. The Salvation Army is offering food and hydration, emotional and spiritual care as relief, recovery and clean-up efforts are underway in the area. Close to 400 meals, as well as several hundred snacks, and cases of water were provided.

In addition, work gloves and hand sanitizer were provided. Especially touching were the stuffed turtles which were hand-made by the youngest church members of The Salvation Army in Enid and handed out to the “youngest” of those affected by the storms.

“We are out doing what The Salvation Army does best, providing hope, healing, and help in time of need,” states Salvation Army of Enid’s Commanding officer, John Dancer. “We will continue doing the most good, meeting the needs of victims, emergency workers and those affected until we are no longer needed.”

The Salvation Army is also working closely with state and local emergency management officials as well as members of the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) including American Red Cross, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Free Will Baptists, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, and Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The Salvation Army is a member of Oklahoma VOAD which includes many others partners throughout the state.

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by disaster to visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769.) Designate “Oklahoma storms” when making your donation.

For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow the latest updates on Twitter @SalArmyEDS, @SalArmyAOKEDS, and @SalArmyAOK. Interested parties may also visit www.salvationarmyaok.org and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK. Additional updates will be sent as new information becomes available. Contact: Cindy Fuller, Mobile: 405/830/6549 E-mail: cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org Office: 405/254/1156

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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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