The Salvation Army Assisting Tornado Survivors in LaCrosse—Tornadoes and storms Damage 200 Homes & Businesses

Wauwatosa, WI — The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Teams responded to a tornado that touched down on the south side of LaCrosse late Sunday afternoon damaging more than 200 homes and businesses. The Salvation Army deployed its mobile feeding unit providing meals to recovery and response teams and families affected by yesterday’s tornadoes and storms. Clean up kits and vouchers for emergency lodging and clothing have also been provided by The Salvation Army to those families impacted by last nights tornado and storm. The mayor of LaCrosse has declared the area a state of emergency.

“Our teams will be here providing food, emergency shelter and cleaning supplies to area families until recovery is complete,” said Terry Leece, Salvation Army Director of Disaster Services.

“We have been able to provide a hand up and relief to those in need,” said Major Curtiss Hartley Salvation Army LaCrosse.

You may make a credit card donation by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by going to www.salvationarmyusa.org. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 11315 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226. Please designate the gift “LaCrosse Tornado.”

At this time, in-kind donations are not being accepted as financial donations better allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of survivors.

Contact:

Faithe Colas
Community Relations Director
414-302-4300 x2248
414-531-6363
www.SAmilwaukee.org