June 24, 2008
The Salvation Army remains on the scene in Chapman and Manhattan, Kansas, nearly two weeks after tornadoes devastated these communities.
To date, the organization has served more than 26,000 meals, drinks and snacks to first responders, volunteers and residents in the two towns. In addition, The Salvation Army has distributed nearly $20,000 in direct financial assistance to individuals and families in need of basic necessities such as food, clothing, personal care items and prescriptions.
Meanwhile, neighboring towns are chipping in to help with the relief efforts. The Minneapolis, Kansas, Raceway has donated $1,000 to The Salvation Army for tornado assistance. "We passed a helmet through the stands and fans gave generously," said Terry Robins, owner of the raceway. "I had done some research and discovered The Salvation Army gets the most value for the money of any relief organization out there."
Monetary donations may be sent to your local Salvation Army earmarked "Disaster Relief," made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.