The Salvation Army Continues to Assist Pulaski and Draper Tornado Victims

April 16, 2011 - 7:14 PM EDT
Captain Jim Forrer
Jim_Forrer@uss.salvationarmy.org
(540) 267-4713
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Christiansburg, VA – The Salvation Army New River Valley Corps continues to respond to twin tornadoes that struck the Pulaski and Draper Virginia communities.

Captain Jim Forrer states, “For those who are in need of assistance, The Salvation Army continues to be with them. We continue to provide material, emotion and spiritual support. We continue to adjust our assistance as families complete clean-up and repairs.” 

To date The Salvation Army has distributed 429 hot meals into the affected areas as well as 610 snacks and hundreds of bottles of water. To families who are gathering their possessions and cleaning their homes volunteers and staff have distributed 160 cleaning kits, as well as 150 storage containers and hundreds of sealable storage. The Salvation Army is also distributing gift cards to help families purchase house repair items.

Donations may be sent to:

            Pulaski Tornado Relief

            The Salvation Army

            P.O. Box 762

            Christiansburg, VA 24068

Gifts may also be designated to the “Pulaski Tornado Relief” at www.salvationarmyusa.orgor by calling 1-800 SAL-ARMY.

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About The Salvation Army

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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