Disaster Services Continues in Oklahoma

May 23, 2013
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller | cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org | (405) 254-1156

Disaster Services Continues in Oklahoma

May 23, 2013 –- Oklahoma City, OK – Despite thunderstorms and threat of severe weather, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster response teams have worked diligently since the early hours of Sunday evening to provide support to first responders and those impacted in the Shawnee, Carney and Little Axe area as well as Moore, Oklahoma.

Now that the all persons have been accounted for in the destruction areas, families and individuals are being allowed back into their neighborhoods.  As this occurs, The Salvation Army is ramping up its operations on the ground.  Twelve Salvation Army Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) from various locations in Arkansas and Oklahoma are roaming in the Shawnee and Moore devastation areas

As of Tuesday,  The Salvation Army provided 4,684 hot and cold meals, 7,752 drinks (coffee, soda, juice and water) and 3,188 snacks. This assistance will continue for the foreseeable future as The Salvation Army is committed to supporting the residents of this community as they return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives.


In addition to providing food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care, The Salvation Army is also securing warehousing and staging areas as they prepare to increase operations to serve all those affected by the tornadoes.

Monetary donations continue to be the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.  The Salvation Army is unable to accept in kind donations at this time. By far the most effective way to support The Salvation Army response in Oklahoma, is by making a financial contribution:
• MAIL – please send checks to The Salvation Army, PO Box 2536, OKC, OK 73102
• PHONE at 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• ONLINE at disaster.salvationarmyusa.org
Text "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation on your smartphone.

For more information about The Salvation Army’s disaster response effort, please go to www.Facebook.com/SalArmyAOK, www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, or www.salvationarmyaok.org, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS.

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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