Released 25 May 2011
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The Salvation Army Responds to Deadly Tornado
The Salvation Army responded immediately following major tornado activity in the southern United States, serving the immediate needs of survivors by providing food, beverages, emotional/spiritual care, and other necessities. The following information represents the Southern Territory's fifteen states and the District of Columbia.
- The Salvation Army has served 255,006 hot meals and 609,625 sandwiches, snacks & drinks.
- The Salvation Army has provided 54 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), 1 Field Kitchen, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals per day, 1 Shower Unit, and 2 Satellite Communications trailers.
- The Salvation Army has distributed 45,358 hygiene kits.
- The Salvation Army has supplied 9,173 cleanup kits.
- The Salvation Army has delivered emotional/spiritual care to 10,825 individuals.
- The Salvation Army has initiated emergency Social Services in multiple locations.
- Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers have served of 70,582 hours.
The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. The Salvation Army asks those who want to help to visit
- Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate their gift "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak."
- Text "GIVE" to 80888
- Checks may be made out to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339
At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store or dial 1-800-SA-TRUCK.