Salvation Army Provides Relief to Residents, Responders in NE Oklahoma

April 01, 2016
Debra Ingram | dj.morrow@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Provides Relief to Residents, Responders in NE Oklahoma

April 1, 2016 – Tulsa, OK - The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is in its third day of providing relief to those affected by the late Wednesday afternoon and evening storms and tornado that hit northeast Oklahoma.

Since Wednesday night, the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Command Emergency Disaster Response team has served nearly 300 meals, 530 drinks and over 1,200 snacks to first responders, residents and volunteers working in the damaged areas.

The Command first deployed their canteen and an Emergency Disaster Response team to Rogers County Wednesday night at the request of Emergency Management and provided meals, snacks and hydration until early Thursday morning to those affected by and responding to the tornado that touched down near Claremore, Oklahoma.

Since Thursday morning, the canteen has been deployed to the North Tulsa area at 46th Street North and Frankfort to provide relief the first responders, residents and clean-up crews working in the area hard-hit by the Wednesday night storm.

Saturday, April 2, The Salvation Army will return to the North Tulsa area as part of a community-wide volunteer clean-up effort providing water, snacks, clean-up kits and other items to help in the clean-up. The Salvation Army is working with local community partners and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Monetary Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims.

  • Mail: The Salvation Army with notation "storm relief" PO Box 397, Tulsa, OK 74101
  • By Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or 918-587-7801
  • Online: www.SalArmyTulsa.org or www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

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/SalArmyTulsa, www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK, and www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS and www.salvationarmyaok.org.

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DJ Morrow, Mobile: 918760-2349
DJ.Morrow@uss.salvationarmy.org
Office: 918/587-7801

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 (HumanNeedsIndex.org). 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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