EDS Teams Deployed to Woodward, Oklahoma

The Salvation Army is responding to an outbreak of tornadoes that tore through the Midwest and Plains areas last night and early this morning. In Oklahoma, five lives were taken and at least 29 injuries were reported. The brunt of the storm’s force was felt in Woodward, OK where high winds damaged homes, toppled trees and destroyed power lines.

In response, The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team was deployed to the area this morning to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors via mobile feeding kitchens. The Salvation Army’s priorities right now are to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by this disaster.

More than 100 tornadoes were reported throughout the central region last night and this morning. Storms were reported in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and were felt as far east as Michigan. The threat continues as forecasters are predicting more storms today. The Salvation Army is ready to respond should the need arise.

Our prayers are with those individuals and families suffering at this time.

If you’d like to help with our relief efforts, please consider donating at donate.salvationarmyusa.org. Thank you!

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