The Salvation Army Assists Tornado Survivors in Reading, Kansas—Mass Feeding Efforts Continue in Hard-Hit Reading, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Salvation Army continues to provide support today to the town of Reading, Kansas, after a tornado damaged much of the community last night.

A team of Salvation Army emergency disaster service workers based out of Emporia arrived in Reading at 1 am this morning to assist survivors and first responders. The team will continue to provide support today by offering meals, snacks and drinks from a mobile feeding kitchen and also through emotional and spiritual support.

“We are here to serve in whatever way we can,” said Dee Smith, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army. “And we will not leave until all the needs in Reading are met.”

Financial donations to The Salvation Army to assist tornado survivors are welcome. Text the word ARMY to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Designate the donation “Reading Tornado”. To donate online, go to


Amanda Waters, Director of Community Relations
The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri Division
3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111 – 816-968-0373