• Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller

Oklahoma Salvation Army Responds to Deadly Tornado in Woodward OK

Oklahoma City, OK (April 15, 2012) – The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team will be deploying the Enid Salvation Army mobile feeding unit early Sunday morning to respond to a deadly tornado in Woodward, Oklahoma. Captain John Dancer, Commanding Officer for Enid, reports his team will be en route early Sunday morning.

Even before the line of storms approached his community, he was responding in the early hours of the morning to a request for assistance. A first response team is also headed towards Woodward to help assess the situation and determine if additional teams and/or services are needed. The first priority for the short-term aftermath of the storm will focus primarily on immediate needs providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to impacted individuals and families.

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by disaster to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769.) Designate “Oklahoma storms” when making your donation.

For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow latest updates on Twitter @SalArmyEDS. Interested parties may also visit www.salvationarmyaok.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK, and follow us on Twitter @SalArmyAOK. Additional updates will be sent as new information becomes available. Contact: Cindy Fuller, Mobile: 405/830/6549 E-mail: cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org Office: 405/254/1156

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.