Oklahoma Salvation Army Continues Tornado Response Efforts

May 21, 2013
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller | cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org

Oklahoma Salvation Army Continues Tornado Response Efforts

Oklahoma City, OK (May 21, 2013) -The Salvation Army continues to respond to areas affected by a series of tornadoes that occurred this past Sunday and Monday. Service area includes Carney, Shawnee, Cleveland County and Moore, Oklahoma.

Since service began on Sunday evening through 5:00 PM this afternoon, The Salvation Army has provided 4,314 meals, 5,552 drinks and over 2,500 snacks.   Additionally, emotional and spiritual care has been provided to over 100 persons, including first responders as well as those affected by the tornadoes.

Meals, hydration and emotional and spiritual care are being provided by crews and mobile feeding units from Hot Springs, Jonesboro and Pine Bluff, Arkansas alongside Central Oklahoma Area Command, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, McAlester, Muskogee, Shawnee and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Salvation Army is ready to provide the services mentioned above for as long as we are needed.  Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available.  Please follow us at www.salvationarmyaok.org, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS, www.twitter.com/CindyFullerOKC, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK and www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK for additional information.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
• Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
• You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
• Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 2536
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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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