Northwest Arkansas Area Command Responds to Search & Rescue

May 22, 2011 - 11:49 PM EDT
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller
cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org
(405) 254-1156
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Oklahoma City, OK   – Benton County (AR) Emergency Management has requested the assistance of The Salvation Army for a search and rescue operation in West Siloam Springs, AR.

Major Tim Williford, Northwest Arkansas Area Commander, is en route to serve responders throughout the night.   A tornado struck a trailer park in the area.  A search and rescue effort is underway for survivors.  The amount of damage in the area is unknown at this time.

Major Denise Williford reports the Northwest Arkansas Salvation Army team will remain in service as long as there is a need.   Food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care will be provided to all affected in the area.

Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose.  For additional updates please follow us at www.twitter.com/cindySAARMYOKPR.

Contact:          Major Denise Williford

E-mail: denise_williford@uss.salvationarmy.org

Office:  479/521/2151

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