The Salvation Army Responds to Oklahoma Wildfires
Wildfires devastated areas of Oklahoma over the weekend, with more than 78,000 acres burned across the state that caused widespread power outages and destroyed dozens of homes. The wildfires are likely to continue for the next several days, with hot and dry conditions forecasted throughout the area.
The Salvation Army continues to respond to multiple wildfire locations, providing refreshments and spiritual care to responders and those affected by the tragic fires. Here are some of the locations and ways we’re working in the local communities:
- Cleveland County – The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma and Shawnee provided 180 breakfasts to first responders yesterday, as well as 580 meals at lunch and dinner in conjunction with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.
- Oklahoma County – The Central Oklahoma Area Command’s canteen provided breakfast to approximately 200 responders on August 4. The Salvation Army also participated in a One Stop Center in Luther with other relief organizations to provide assistance and information to individuals affected by the wildfire.
- Pottawatomie County – The Salvation Army of Shawnee provided more than 200 drinks and more than 100 snacks.
- Tulsa Area – The Salvation Army of Tulsa collected 14 pallets of bottled water and Gatorade for responders and Oklahomans affected by the fire.
Anyone who wishes to learn more or help can visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate your donations to the Oklahoma wildfires. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by the disasters.