The Salvation Army Offers Financial Aid to Reading, Kansas Tornado Survivors

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Salvation Army is moving into a new phase of disaster assistance for residents of Reading, Kansas, which was devastated by a tornado late Saturday night.

Salvation Army caseworkers are providing financial aid to tornado survivors to help with immediate needs such as food, clothing, medicine, shelter, bedding and baby products.

The financial help center will be set up today through Thursday at the Reading elementary school. The hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. Beginning Friday, residents from Reading in need of financial assistance should go to The Salvation Army community center in Emporia, located at 327 Constitution Street. Residents are asked to bring with them a picture ID or documents showing their address, if possible.

Meanwhile, The Salvation Army continues mass feeding operations in Reading. Since Sunday morning, emergency disaster services personnel have provided meals, snacks and cold drinks to more than 500 people, including emergency workers, volunteers and residents.

Anyone wishing to donate to The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in Reading may call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to www.salvationarmy.us. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Contact:

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