Minneapolis, MN — Three Salvation Army mobile kitchens and crews are on scene in St. Louis Park, Fridley and North Minneapolis to assist families and emergency workers after the storms earlier this afternoon. Much of the damage caused by uprooted trees is making travel difficult in some areas. One of The Salvation Army’s transitional housing units in Fridley sustained minor damage and none of the four men living at the house were injured.
“I’ve got 24 to 36 hours of back-up volunteers ready to go,” said Drew Hasty, Salvation Army metro disaster manager. “We are prepared to assist city officials with any emerging needs as an emergency shelter is likely to be needed this evening.”
While volunteer crews are on scene, other Salvation Army staff and volunteers are preparing the operation center at The Salvation Army headquarters in Roseville.
Financial donations for the metro storm relief may be made online below, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or sending a check to The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave, Roseville MN 55113. Make sure to designate your gift “metro storm.”
The Twin Cities Salvation Army serves more than 214,000 people a year through its 25 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 2,100 hot meals and shelters 900 people. More than 33,000 local volunteers help The Salvation Army provide these and other services, from child daycare to senior housing. To volunteer, call 651-746-3400. Checks made out to The Salvation Army may be sent to 2445 Prior Ave. N, Roseville, MN 55113.
Annette Bauer, PR Director
The Salvation Army Northern DHQ, 2445 Prior Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
651.746.3500 office, 651.238.8210 cell