The Salvation Army Provides Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

May 21, 2013

The Salvation Army Provides Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts
Metro Detroiters can provide support in the form of donations

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has been called upon to help in the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. The nonprofit is sending trained counselors to help counsel survivors and first responders following the severe tornado activity and damage that took place yesterday in Oklahoma.

The Salvation Army’s National Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing food, beverages and spiritual support to survivors and first responders. Mobile feeding units, also known as canteen units, involved in the response from Oklahoma include The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command (Oklahoma City) and disaster response teams from Arkansas.

Donations are being accepted to help those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes causing 200 mph winds ripping apart homes and other buildings.

“The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is calling on everyone to pray for those impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma,” said Major Mark Anderson, general secretary and metro Detroit area commander of The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit. “Many of these impacted communities will take months or even years to recover. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is committed to providing aid wherever it’s needed.”

Metro Detroiters can support the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts by calling 800-SAL-ARMY, visiting, or texting the word “STORM” to 80888* to make a $10 donation. Donations in the form of checks designated to the Oklahoma tornado relief may also be mailed to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK, 73157.

Monetary donations can make a difference in disaster relief efforts:

  • 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.
  • The Salvation Army responds to calls for help from local authorities and becomes part of the Emergency Operation Center set up in times of disaster.  The Salvation Army’s emergency staff and volunteers are trained both in food service and Critical Incident Stress Management.


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