For people in desperate need....hope is not just a concept! They hope for food and clothes for their children.
They hope for a safe, warm place to sleep.
They hope for an opportunity to become self-sufficient.
The Salvation Army is an oasis of hope.
A place where the hungry can find food...
The lonely can find a friend...
And the broken can find a fresh start.
All year long, people turn to The Salvation Army for help. Many come for food. Others because they have nowhere to call home. Some turn to us because their life has derailed and they need a little help getting back on track.
"Doing The Most Good" is our promise to the homeless, the helpless, the hopeless and the lonely, who come to us for assistace. We welcome every one of these neighbors in need with love, compassion, and tangible help.
This year we have given hope to more than ten thousand men, women, children and families.You can learn more about how you can help The Huntington Salvation Army continue their work in Cabell, Wayne, Mason and Lincoln Counties by clicking on DONATIONS.
Major Matthew Riley
TORNADOS TOUCH DOWN IN OKLAHOMA
THE SALVATION ARMY IS ON THE SCENE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE
The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens 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 been driving around 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 Central Oklahoma Area Command (Oklahoma City), Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, McAlester and Muskogee. Also, disaster response teams from Pine Bluff, Jonesboro and Hot Springs, Arkansas are en route to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to assist in response. Personnel from across the division are also traveling to the area to form a Divisional Incident Command Team (which helps coordinate the overall response for The Salvation Army). Central Oklahoma Area Command has established a local Incident Command team for response.
The Salvation Army is ready to provide the services mentioned above for as long as we are needed. Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Please follow us at www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS, www.twitter.com/CindyFullerOKC, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK and www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK for additional information.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
- Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or 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 2536
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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