Salvation Army Responding to Deadly Tornado in Moore, OK

 

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Coordinating with Local and State emergency management, The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens and personnel serving survivors and first responders with food, beverages and spiritual support following yesterday’s severe tornado.

Canteens were deployed from Central Oklahoma Area Command, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, McAlester, and Muskogee. Disaster response teams from Pine Bluff, Jonesboro and Hot Springs, Arkansas are en route to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to assist in response. Personnel from across the division are also traveling to the area to form a Divisional Incident Command Team, which helps coordinate the overall response for The Salvation Army.

“The devastation is far reaching in both human life, property and livestock loss. The Salvation Army is honored to serve and provide sustenance to first responders involved in search and rescue, coordination efforts and more. And, of course, all survivors will be provided spiritual and emotional care to help them through this tragic time,” said Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that at least 24 people were killed as a result of the storm, which produced an EF-4 tornado that flattened entire neighborhoods and set buildings on fire.

“Many of these impacted communities will take months or even years to recover,” said Morris, “The Salvation Army is committed to being there with them throughout and providing aid wherever it’s needed.”

Monetary donations allow The Salvation Army to meet the critical and unique needs of survivors.

If you would like to support this community in need, here’s how you can give today:

  • 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 “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
  • Donations in the form of checks designated to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief may also be mailed to:

The Salvation Army

PO Box 2536

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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6 Comments on “Salvation Army Responding to Deadly Tornado in Moore, OK

  1. How do I make a financial contribution to the Moore Oklahoma Tornado victims?

  2. Donors are encouraged to give online at http://www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
    You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*
    Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:

  3. Hi, I would like to volunteer for Moore. Who do I contact?

  4. Thank you for responding to these families I’m their dark hours. Could you please let me know so I may pass it on how much of each dollar donated will actually go to the victims. I’m helping spread the word and collecting non-perishable items, gentlyused clothing, feminine hygiene products, baby items, housewares, bedding, etc to be delivered to Oklahoma as soon as roads are open and able to get through. All monatary donations have been asked to donate via telephone only earmarked foe the Oklahoma Tornado victims only both through Salvation Army and Red Cross or by check clearly stated
    One last question, does the text message $10 go to Oklahoma tornado relief only? Thank you, Pamela Morris

  5. Thank you S.A. for your support. I know in times like these aid and comort is not done for individual praise however it would be nice to hear the Salvation Army mentioned in the distaster relief. I know from experience that the Red Cross gets a lot of praise for work the Salvation Army instigates. In 1955 I was with the Marine Corps and we were called to Santa Barbara to fight the Cachuma fire. The Salvation Army had a food line set up for the entire regiment when we approached the fire area before disbursing to the fire itself. The Red Cross did not set it up but the\y took the praise. for work the Salvation Army did. So Again, I thank you for your work in the name of our Lord.

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