Corporate Partners Team Up with The Salvation Army for Disaster Relief

A Salvation Army canteen stationed at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, MO

Throughout the year, The Salvation Army is blessed to work with a number of corporate partners who support our mission and service. The commitment of these organizations is never more appreciated than during times of struggle and disaster, such as the recent tornadoes in the Central US. We’d like to recognize a few recent contributions:

Walmart: Walmart has committed $150,000 to The Salvation Army to assist with tornado relief efforts in Joplin, in addition to the approximately 36,000 bottles of water that were delivered to The Salvation Army in Joplin. The organization, which pledged to help the community rebuild with $1 million in cash and in-kind donations, is also working closely with The Salvation Army to direct truckloads of water, food and other basic items to the area.

Target: In addition to donating $150,000 in funds and product to benefit those in Joplin, MO and other impacted areas in the region, Target donated $50,000 in funds to Minnesota to help the efforts of The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.

TAMKO: David and Debra Humphreys of Joplin, MO, generously donated $500,000 to The Salvation Army toward area relief efforts. Debra and David, who serves as president and CEO of TAMKO Building Products Inc., wanted to recognize the need of helping those in their community.

It’s not just about large donations – smaller-scale donations at the local level can have as big an impact for those involved. Papa John’s and Pizza Hut have donated pizzas to Salvation Army canteens and locations serving survivors, and Sprint donated cell phones to support relief efforts and keep communications open.

With the support of our corporate partners and people around the nation, The Salvation Army can carry out its work to provide relief to those in need. Please continue to support The Salvation Army by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, texting “JOPLIN” to 80888, or visiting www.salvationarmyusa.org.