Salvation Army Disaster Response Recalled From Decades Past

May 26, 2013
Christopher Priest |

Salvation Army Disaster Response Recalled From Decades Past

In May 1975 a devastating tornado changed the lives of Carol and her family. The Salvation Army were soon on the scene, and in fact had parked the canteen on Carol's parents driveway (see photo). Carol recalls that she remembers the tornado changed everything for her as an eleven year old kid. During this time of uncertainty she can remember getting all of her meals, drinking water, milk (and candy!) from The Salvation Army. 

Today Carol is saying "I cannot thank The Salvation Army enough;  you were there every day during the clean up, and at times were the only reliable source for help, food and information."

Carol has recently made a monetary donation to the Oklahoma Tornado Relief, enabling The Salvation Army to provide sustenance, emotional and Spiritual care to those affected.

You are invited to do the same.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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