OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In the middle of last week's major snow storm which impacted much of Oklahoma, a grain elevator near Enid, OK caught fire. Emergency management from Garfield County contacted Captain John Dancer, commanding officer of The Salvation Army's Enid, OK corps to respond and assist first responders.
The Enid, OK canteen, a mobile feeding unit, responded providing 67 meals, 45 snacks and 155 drinks to local and volunteer firefighters, emergency managers and others. The unit was deployed for six hours until the fire was out and services were no longer needed.
Captain Dancer states “The Salvation Army is ready to respond when called upon. It is important the community know we are prepared to mobilize quickly and will stay as long as we are needed. We provide emotional and spiritual care for those involved in the response as well as meals and hydration.”
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.