The Salvation Army Supports Tornado Relief Efforts In Joplin, Missouri
May 22, 2011 - 12:00 AM EDT
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Salvation Army is supporting relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri, which was hit by a deadly tornado Sunday.
A Salvation Army emergency disaster services team based out Pittsburg, Kansas has been deployed to Joplin to help carry out mass feeding for residents and first responders through a mobile feeding kitchen capable of serving thousands of meals a day. Teams from Kirksville and Springfield, Missouri are also enroute.
Meanwhile, in hard-hit Reading, Kansas, which was nearly demolished by a tornado late Saturday night, two Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens, one stationary and one roaming, served meals, snacks and cold drinks to more than 250 people today. The canteens will be back in operation tomorrow and will likely continue service through the rest of the week in Reading.
Tomorrow, more than a dozen members of a Kansas motorcycle club are volunteering for The Salvation Army to help with clean-up efforts in Reading. The motorcycle club will be working from about 4:30 PM until 8 PM.
Financial donations to The Salvation Army disaster relief efforts may be made by texting the word JOPLIN to 80888 for an automatic $10 donation. To make a credit card donation, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to www.salvationarmy.us. Checks should be marked, "Joplin Tornado" and may be mailed to The Salvation Army, PO Box 21787, St Louis, MO 63109-0787
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. 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. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org. To donate, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org