Conway, AR (April 11, 2013)—The Salvation Army is responding to those affected by the tornado that struck Van Buren County in Arkansas yesterday evening. Lt. Russell Clay, Conway Commanding Officer, is being assisted by Captain David Robinson, Pine Bluff Commanding Officer.
At the request of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army is serving lunch to those affected and first responders. Meals, drinks, and emotional and spiritual care are being provided at this time.
Additional information will be shared as it is available.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.