Wisconsin Salvation Army Serves 1000th Meal in Chetek Since Tornado Touched Down

May 20, 2017
Krachel Greenwood | krachel_greenwood@usc.salvationarmy.org

Wisconsin Salvation Army Serves 1000th Meal in Chetek Since Tornado Touched Down

Chetek, WI (May 20, 2017) On Friday, May 19, The Salvation Army served 565 meals, 750 drinks and 150 snacks to survivors and first responders of the Chetek tornado. Another 18 cases of water were left at the disaster site. This brings the total numbers to 1,115 meals, 2,100 drinks and more than 630 snacks served since the tornado touched down on May 16.

Today as volunteers move in to help with the clean up in Chetek The Salvation Army will continue to provide food and hydration for those on scene. 

If you are not in the area but would like to help you can do so by making a monetary donation.

How to Help:
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel move into the area. 100% of donations identified for Chetek will help those affected. 

Online: Text CHETEK to 41444 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving.
By Phone: Call 1-800-264-6412
By Mail: To donate via mail, please make checks payable to “The Salvation Army” and clearly marked “Chetek Tornado”.

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 8
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Your donations make a real difference.
·    A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
·    A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
·    A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
·    A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
·    A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.

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, rather than taking household goods or clothing to Chetek. 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.

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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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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