The Salvation Army Assisting Storm Victims In St. Louis, Missouri

April 26, 2011
William Becker | William_Becker@usc.salvationarmy.org | (314) 603-1095

St. Louis, MO− The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Response Team continues to assist those impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes that ripped through our region on Friday.

“Our teams have been in three of the hardest hit communities providing food and supplies since Saturday,” said Major Jim Curl, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army’s relief efforts. “We have been able to provide a hand up and relief to those in need.” 

Currently, The Salvation Army is providing 1,400 meals a day in Maryland Heights, Moline Acres and Berkeley neighborhoods. Two canteens (mobile kitchens) are providing three meals a day to those cleaning up and responding to the storms.

For those needing relief assistance or want to volunteer they can contact The Salvation Army at 314-646-3090.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations through its website at: www.stl-salvationarmy.org or donors may call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or mail donations to: The Salvation Army Midland Division, Storm Relief, PO Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109-9913.

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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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