March 30, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK - The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is becoming active in disaster response. A strong storm system crossed Oklahoma and Arkansas this afternoon and evening that developed multiple thunderstorms and a tornado in NE Oklahoma.
The Tulsa Metropolitan Area Command is deploying their canteen and an Emergency Disaster Response team to Rogers County at the request of Emergency Management. The team will be providing snacks and hydration throughout the night to first responders as well as residents affected by the tornado that touched down near Claremore, Oklahoma.
Further details will be provided after assessments are made after daybreak on Thursday morning. The Salvation Army will be working closely with first responders, emergency management at the local and state levels to ascertain what the needs are for emergency response.
Monetary Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims.
• Online: Visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org
• By Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• 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.
All donations for disaster services will be used for disaster response.
Additional updates will be posted as additional information is forthcoming at www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK, www.twitter.com/SalArmyTulsa, www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK, and www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS and www.salvationarmyaok.org.
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.
Contact: Cindy Fuller, Mobile: 405/830/6549 DJ Morrow, Mobile: 918760-2349
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