Released 15 April 2011
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Ardmore, OK – The Salvation Army of
Ardmore, Oklahoma arrived on the scene at 1:00 AM in the town of Tushka, Oklahoma
where a devastating tornado touched down causing tremendous damage and
fatalities. The Salvation Army is
coordinating efforts with Emergency Management and other responders to ensure
the need is met.
on the scene is Captain Rick Swartz from McAlester
as well as the mobile feeding unit and trailer from Ardmore. The second shift is now on the scene to relieve those who worked through
the night. 200 persons were served
throughout the evening. Sandwiches, hot
and cold drinks, and other snacks are being provided.
Jeff Daniel is the Incident Commander. He is assessing the situation but reporting there is quite a bit of
damage. Major Daniel states “we will be
on the scene as long as necessary to ensure the needs are met.” Other Salvation Army teams are being
contacted to set up relief teams and bring in additional units if needed.
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 Tushka Tornado. 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 1482, Ardmore, OK 73402.
Salvation Army of Ardmore, Oklahoma
Mobile: (580) 277-5655
Office: (580) 223-6190
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About The Salvation Army
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.