Released 12 May 2010
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- Two tractor trailers loaded with emergency supplies departed The Salvation
Army Disaster Warehouse in Arlington, TX, Tuesday afternoon, headed for Oklahoma.
Salvation Army in Texas is responding to the
ongoing needs of thousands of people affected by a series of tornados that
struck Oklahoma on Monday evening, May 10. The trailers were loaded with food containers, paper
plates, plastic ware, water and Gatorade.
Army staff and volunteers in Oklahoma continue
to provide meal service, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to people
in Cleveland, Oklahoma,
Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties.
Mobile Feeding Units are on standby at Salvation Army locations throughout North Texas in case additional disaster support is
donations are needed to support relief efforts. The Salvation Army asks those
who want to help the individuals and families affected by the tornadoes to
visit www.salvationarmy.org or call
1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate Oklahoma tornadoes. Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most
immediate needs of those impacted by the storm.
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.
Submitted by Philip Burn,
Divisional PR & Media Director