Released 25 May 2011
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City, OK – Even as devastating
tornadoes and storms head East in Oklahoma,
The Salvation Army is on the move. The Salvation Army is working with
Emergency Management and has been asked to respond to various locations.
The Central Oklahoma Area
Command is deploying the mobile feeding unit to support the shelter in El Reno. El Reno is located in Canadian County
where damage and fatalities are reported. The Salvation Army
shelter is located at 201 S. Bickford.
mobile feeding unit is being deployed to Woodward
County in western Oklahoma. They will be responding to
Cedar Ridge Mobile Home Park where approximately 60 manufactured homes were
destroyed. Search and rescue efforts are underway.
mobile feeding unit is being dispatched to Chickasha where numerous structures were
damaged or destroyed by a tornado. Also, an apartment complex was heavily
damaged. Lt. James Biddix, Chickasha, and
Captain Ernie Hull, Lawton,
will be providing food and hydration to emergency responders and storm victims.
City mobile feeding unit, currently in Stillwater
with Sgt. Rob Daniels, is deploying to the intersection of 19th and Western in Stillwater to support
first responders and damage assessment teams.
Additionally, the Tulsa mobile feeding unit with Captain Warren Jones, Sapulpa, and a volunteer continue to be on the scene in Joplin, Missouri
where a devastating tornado hit on Sunday evening. The unit is
located near the hospital where the Search and Rescue Mobile Command is located
and they are supporting numerous responders. The unit is providing
24-hour around the clock feeding and hydration.
Tornado watches and
warnings continue to be prevalent in Oklahoma
moving in an eastward direction. All Arkansas-Oklahoma division
units are on stand-by.
Multiple locations in Oklahoma have sustained
damage due to tornadoes although reports are still coming in to the state
EOC. Tornado warnings and watches, thunderstorm warnings and watches, and
flood warnings continue to be in effect across much of Eastern
The Salvation Army is
prepared to provide care and compassion, food and hydration to those affected
by storms. Please pray for all of those affected by the storms in Central United States in the last few days.
Donations are always
needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit:
www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate.
All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated
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Contact: Cindy Fuller, Mobile: 405/830/6549