Aiding Storm Survivors
The Salvation Army is providing relief to devastated areas of Kansas, Missouri and Southern Illinois following the severe weather and tornadoes that passed through the mid-west regions throughout Wednesday morning.
At least 16 tornados were reported from Nebraska and Kansas across southern Missouri to Illinois and Kentucky, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK. 12 individuals from these areas were killed and many are suffering injuries as a result. Tornadoes in and around Harrisburg, IL that touched down during the night hours took many community members by surprise.
Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are providing hands-on relief for communities suffering in the aftermath of these disasters. EDS teams are also communicating and collaborating with Emergency Management groups at the local, county and state levels.
Here’s where we’re stationed:
Branson, MO: A Salvation Army canteen is set-up and providing meals, snacks and drinks to first-responders, survivors and clean-up crews along with emotional and spiritual care to anyone in need. Additionally, an incident Command team has been established to better serve the area.
Kimberling City, MO: A Salvation Army canteen and team are providing meals, snacks and drinks as well as emotional and spiritual care to community members in need.
Harrisburg, IL: Two Salvation Army canteens are in the area to assist. One canteen is set up at the Walmart located on 710 S. Commercial.
Lebanon, MO: Salvation Army personnel are currently assessing the needs of this community.
Cumberland County, TN: A canteen and trained crew of volunteers are on site to serve survivors and first-responders in this area with meals, snacks and beverages.
Additionally, mobile feeding units in Louisville, Chattanooga, Knowxville, and Nashville as well as personnel in Richmond & Bardstown, KY are on alert and ready to respond should the need arise.
Your monetary donations to The Salvation Army can go directly towards tornado survivors in need. You can make a fast and simple donation online by visiting https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/. Or, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to make a donation over the phone.
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Many thanks to Christopher McGown of The Salvation Army Southern Territory and William Becker of The Salvation Army Midland Division for providing this information.