As search and rescue efforts continue in the wake of a massive tornado that struck the town of Moore, Oklahoma, The Salvation Army Kansas and Western Missouri Division is mobilizing to assist with the relief efforts. A team of Salvation Army ministers and volunteers deployed Tuesday morning to provide spiritual and emotional care to survivors, first responders and the community of Moore. The team includes Captains Dean and Pat Towne, Salvation Army Wichita Citadel; Major Michelle Heaver, Salvation Army Kansas City, Kansas; and John Miller, longtime Salvation Army emergency disaster services volunteer.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.orgor 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:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Your donations make a real difference.
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
- A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
- A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
- A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
- A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day
Salvation Army Statements
Major Steve Morris, Divisional Commander of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army
“The Salvation Army is calling on everyone to pray for all of those impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma.” “Many of these impacted communities will take months or even years to recover. The Salvation Army is committed to being there with them throughout and providing aid wherever it’s needed.”