The Salvation Armyâ€™s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing food, beverage, and spiritual support to survivors and first responders following the severe tornado activity in Moore, OK and surrounding impacted areas on May 20.
The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, OK, with multiple disaster response units (canteens – catering trucks about the size of a parcel delivery vehicle) and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado.
Canteens involved in the response from Oklahoma include:
- Central Oklahoma
The Salvation Army is continuing to provide service to hard-hit areas from Mondayâ€™s and the weekendâ€™s storms, which include:
- In Pottawatomie County: The McAlester, OK and Shawnee, OK disaster response teams served multiple locations in the Shawnee area, including devastated neighborhoods and rural areas throughout the night and day.
- In Lincoln County: The Enid, OK canteen provided breakfast, lunch & dinner to the Carney, OK area throughout the early morning hours and all day yesterday.
- In Cleveland County: The Central Oklahoma Area Command Disaster Service Unit responded to the Little Axe area with breakfast, lunch & dinner yesterday. The Salvation Army was responding, even as one of our Salvation Army family member’s home was destroyed.
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 â€œSTORMâ€ to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word â€œYes.â€
Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
And finally, please pray for the survivors and the first responders who are now spending their first full day assessing the damage and searching for loved ones.
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