Thousands of Meals Served During Blizzard

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – During the recent blizzard that affected much of Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas, The Salvation Army was busy with warming centers and sheltering. Now, the entire division that includes Arkansas and Oklahoma are preparing for another major winter storm. There is a large swatch of the storm expected to delivery 4 – 8 inches of snow in much of Oklahoma and into Arkansas.

Across the division, warming centers have their doors open and shelters remain stocked and ready to handle additional guests.

During the last winter storm that began on January 31 and heavily affected the area until February 3, the following was reported (these numbers could go higher once all reports are in):

6,143 meals served
1,877 nights of lodging provided
1,648 drinks served
680 snacks served
Multiple blankets, articles of clothing, and personal comfort kits provided

As a result of the storm, many shelters are in need of bulk food items, as well as coats, gloves, and blankets. Monetary donations are welcome and can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.