Released 21 May 2013
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The Salvation Army is on the
ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens (mobile disaster kitchens) and
personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first
responders and those affected by the tornado. We continue to provide service to
hard hit areas from yesterdays’ storms which include Shawnee - multiple
sites, Carney area, and Cleveland County.
Meals and hydration are
being provided for first responders and those affected. Major Steve
Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander, has assessed the affected
area. Major Morris states, “The devastation is far reaching both in
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."
Canteens involved in the
response from Oklahoma include those from Oklahoma City, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton,
McAlester, and Muskogee. Also, disaster response teams from Pine Bluff,
Jonesboro, and Hot Springs, Arkansas will also assist in
response. Personnel are also traveling to the area to form an Incident
Command Team, which helps coordinate the overall response for The Salvation
Two Salvation Army officers
from the DFW Metroplex are headed to Oklahoma today to join a spiritual and
emotional care team. The officers, who normally serve at Salvation Army centers
in Plano and in Fort Worth, will help people deal with the complicated process
of sorting out what has happened to them.
Salvation Army disaster
vehicles from North Texas are on standby for deployment. This includes a
53-foot mobile kitchen that can serve up to 15,000 meals a day, and a 30-foot
Monetary donations are the most
critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
• Donors are encouraged to give online HERE or by calling
• People can
also text the word “STORM” to
80888 to make a $10 donation, confirming
their gift with the word “Yes.”
• $100 provides snacks and drinks for 100 people
$10 feeds a disaster survivor for one day