Indianapolis, IN (March 4, 2012)—Local TV Station FOX 59 will host an 18 and a half hour telethon on Monday to support the tornado relief efforts of The Salvation Army. Beginning at 4:30 AM and running until 11 PM, the telethon hopes to raise tens of thousands of dollars to assist the survivors of Friday’s deadly storms. Tune into FOX 59 and make your pledge.
The Salvation Army is expanding its operations in Southern Indiana. Eight more Salvation Army Disaster Workers and another mobile kitchen will arrive Monday morning. There will now be three mobile kitchens moving through Henryville, Marysville and New Pekin. Previously, because of the extensive damage, the Army’s response was limited to a set location in each community. On Monday, the mobile kitchens will be allowed to move through the towns, bringing help to the survivors as they try to rebuild their lives. Each mobile kitchen can serve up to 2,000 meals a day. In addition, a special team of emotional and spiritual care counselors has been sent to Southern Indiana to comfort those who have lost so much.
To date, The Salvation Army has served more than 4,900 meals to survivors and emergency workers in Henryville, Marysville and New Pekin. The number of meals is expected to increase as survivors return to their homes this week.
The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve survivors is to make a monetary donation. You can make a donation online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/indiana/stormrelief, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or make a $10.00 donation by texting* “HOOSIER” to 80888, to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
Donors can also mail a check to: The Salvation Army Indiana Division, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN, 46208.
* A one‐time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging & data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.
Due to emergency conditions, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that gifts of household goods or clothing donated now will be sent to disaster areas. In times of disaster, we fulfill household needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. Please, continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army—you help your community today and may help with disaster relief needs tomorrow. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. 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. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.