May 8, 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK – The Salvation Army’s response to the devastating storms in Central Oklahoma continued Friday, even as the communities prepared themselves for another round of severe weather in the area.
“It’s just a privilege and a blessing to be able to serve a meal and bring a smile to someone’s face in times of disaster. It’s heartwarming to be able to serve in this capacity and The Salvation Army will continue to serve while there is a need,“ said Lt. Joseph Price, commanding officer for The Salvation Army of Altus.
Since arriving on site early Thursday, Salvation Army disaster response teams have served 4,713 meals, drinks and snacks to first responders, persons affected, and volunteers in the area. The Salvation Army would like to extend a special thank you to the Southern Baptist Convention for providing hundreds of meals that were served across the region.
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How to Help:
The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve disaster victims in Oklahoma during this event and future disasters is to make a monetary donation.
To mail a contribution to the Oklahoma County relief efforts,
1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
To mail a contribution to the Grady County (Bridge Creek) relief efforts,
P.O. Box 826, Chickasha, OK 73023
Give online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster/midwest-disaster-relief-may-2015
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]
Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
Donations of Household Good and Clothing:
Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
Contact: Chris Johnson, 405.323.5892
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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.