The Salvation Army of Jonesboro, Arkansas Responding to Tornado Outbreak in Northeast Arkansas

December 11, 2021
Cynthia Fuller | cindy.fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army of Jonesboro, Arkansas  Responding to Tornado Outbreak in Northeast Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas (December 11, 2021) – A strong and deadly storm system crossed four states on Friday evening leaving heavy destruction in its wake.  One tornado tracked through parts of Northeast Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee with a path estimated at 100 miles long.  The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma immediately went into emergency disaster response mode. 

An Incident Management team is in route to help coordinate the disaster response. We are partnering with Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief to feed impacted areas. The Jonesboro, Arkansas Corps is deploying their Rapid Response Unit. Captain Teri Smith, Corps Officer, will be on scene today providing snacks, hydration, emotional and spiritual care to first responders as well as residents affected by the tornadoes.

Further details will be provided after assessments are made on Saturday morning.   The Salvation Army will be working closely with first responders, emergency management at the local and state levels to ascertain what the needs are for emergency response.

Financial donations can be made at www.helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY to support response efforts. For the latest Salvation Army disaster information please go to www.disaster.salvationarmy.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmyaok/ and www.twitter.com/salarmyeds and www.twitter.com/salarmyedsaok.

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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