Ardmore Salvation Army Continues Relief and Recovery Efforts 13/02/2009
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA (February 13, 2009) - The Salvation Army continues to provide assistance to those impacted by the deadly tornado that hit Lone Grove, Oklahoma on Tuesday evening, February 10. A large number of families and individuals are displaced and are trying to ascertain how they will rebuild their lives.
With 118 homes completely destroyed, 28 with major damage, and 37 others that received damage. These numbers do not include businesses that received damage or were destroyed. As our mobile canteens roam the devastated area with hot meals, snacks and beverages, they also offer a comforting word and hope.
The Salvation Army began the day today by providing a hot breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Lunch and dinner will be provided as well. Through yesterday evening, a little over 5,000 meals were served. In addition to meals, snacks and hot or cold beverages are provided. Those impacted by the storm are also offered comfort kits that include paper goods, toiletry items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other household items.
The temporary shelter established in Ardmore closed as of Friday. The Salvation Army offers emergency shelter available as many individuals and/or families do not have funds to stay in hotels or family with whom to stay temporarily. As transition begins to longer term recovery services, The Salvation Army will offer social services to help storm victims get back on their feet as well as providing emotional and spiritual care.
Financial donations are needed to support relief efforts. The following addresses and numbers may be used to make a donation:
The Salvation Army in Ardmore (street address)
123 "A" Street SW
PO Box 1483 (mailing address)
Ardmore, OK 73402
Additionally, donations may be made by visiting www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate Lone Grove, Oklahoma tornado. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by the storm.