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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:- The
Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army has been asked to assist with
wildfire response in addition to the continued response in Tushka, Oklahoma.
The following is a brief summary based on information known at this time.
Oklahoma – The
Salvation Army served 100 meals during breakfast. The Salvation Army is coordinating feeding
efforts with American Red Cross and the Choctaw Nation. In addition, at the request of Emergency
Management, they helped to facilitate the delivery of seven pallets of tarp
material with the assistance of the Red Cross. Additionally, The Salvation Army helped facilitate, with the Methodists,
delivery of hammers, nails, and tack strips for tarp needs.
Currently, an Ardmore crew is serving out
of the Tulsa
canteen. It is anticipated that feeding
service will be discontinued on Monday as electricity is restored to homes and
businesses still intact.
Between Lawton and Duncan,
Oklahoma – Captain
Hull, Lawton Corps Officer, was activated via emergency management at 1:50 PM
this afternoon. He is on his way to a
wildfire east of Lawton
to assess the situation and needs. Lt.
James Biddix, Chickasha Corps Officer, has been placed on stand-by for
Stephens County, Oklahoma - The Ardmore,
Oklahoma mobile feeding unit is
responding to a wildfire in Velma. They
have been asked to provide 250 meals.
Additional information will be provided as it is available.
Financial donations are needed to support disaster relief efforts. The Salvation Army asks those who want to
help to visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate AOK Division April Storms. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation
Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster. Donations can also be mailed to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 12600, Oklahoma City,
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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian
church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name
without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million
Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the
broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out
those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
Submitted by: Cindy
Fuller, The Salvation Army, Arkansas-Oklahoma
Public Information Officer