March 27, 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Salvation Army is providing food, hydration as well as emotional and spiritual care to areas in Moore and Sand Springs Oklahoma to first responders, volunteers and survivors of a series of tornadoes. On Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin toured areas that received the most damage.
Major James Taylor, Metropolitan Tulsa Area Commander for The Salvation Army, had the opportunity to speak with Governor Fallin at the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, the site of the only fatality in the state as a result Wednesday’s tornadoes.
Taylor explained to the Governor, “We’ve reached out to many individuals. We have prayed with people, fed them, helped them carry out belongings and have done whatever we could to ease the burden of the victims and provide relief to the first responders and volunteers. Some people just want and need you hear their story.”
Between the services being provided in both Moore and Sand Springs, 143 individuals have been provided emotional and spiritual care. Through Thursday, over 1,000 meals and 2,200 drinks and snacks have been provided.
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. Additional updates will be posted at www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOk, www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK, and www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS.
The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
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.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, 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.