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The Salvation Army Responds to Multiple Locations In Oklahoma Affected by Tornadoes

May 19, 2013 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is becoming active in disaster response to several areas as a result of weather related events. A strong storm system crossed Oklahoma this afternoon that developed multiple thunderstorms and tornados across the State of Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA

Pottawatomie County
The Central Oklahoma Area Command mobile feeding unit (canteen) as well as the Shawnee Catering truck has been dispatched to support search, rescue and recovery efforts near Shawnee, where multiple sites were affected by tornadoes. This evening, dinner and snacks will be provided to responders as well as storm survivors. Beginning in the morning, Monday, May 20, the McAlester canteen will assist Shawnee with service all day in the Shawnee area.

Lincoln County
Additionally, the Enid canteen is being deployed to the Carney area to provide dinner and snacks this evening as well as providing services all day on Monday, May 20.

Cleveland County
Upon arrival of the McAlester canteen to the Shawnee area on Monday morning, the Central Oklahoma Area Command’s canteen will move to the Norman area for service to first responders and those affected by the tornadoes that hit in the area earlier today.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Please follow us at www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS, www.twitter.com/cindySAARMYOKPR, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK, www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK for additional information.

Contact: Cindy Fuller, Mobile: 405/830/6549
E-mail: cindy_fuller@uss.salvationarmy.org
Office: 405/254/1156

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Salvation Army Dispatches Disaster Team to Coble, TN

Nashville, TN (February 2, 2013)—The Salvation Army in Nashville has responded to two communities affected by the early morning storms and tornadoes that occurred on January 30th.

In the Ranchwood Mobile Home Park on Dickerson Pike in Nashville, Tennessee, The Salvation Army served over 50 hot lunches to many families on Wednesday, January 30th. Approximately 75% of the 35 residences in the park were damaged by the strong storm and 8 homes were completely uninhabitable. Many of the homes had trees through the roofs and walls, in addition to other types of damage.

Authorities confirmed an EF2 tornado that hit the town of Coble, TN located in Hickman County. Approximately 11 homes were reported completely uninhabitable and many others had severe damage. Yesterday, January 31st, The Salvation Army served over 100 survivors and volunteers by distributing work gloves, hats, hand sanitizer and hot hand warmers, as they worked through the tumbling temperatures. Today, Friday, February 1st, The Salvation Army Disaster Team will return to Coble, TN, and set up at the Coble Country Store where they will distribute bottled water, gator aid, garbage bags and bleach to residents.

In the Ranchwood community, a couple shared how they were suddenly awoken Wednesday morning when a tree collapsed through their roof and pinned them down in bed. Early responders were able to free them of the entrapment. Salvation Army employee, Kristen Gillespie, said, “After the shock of being trapped, the couple had very high spirits.”

The Salvation Army will continue to assess the storm damage in surrounding communities and provide assistance as needed.

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga Awards $142,850.00 in Long-Term Recovery Aid

Cleveland, TN (July 30, 2012)—Over one year after the deadly tornados that swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army is still on the front-lines serving the unmet needs of storm survivors.

On Wednesday, August 1st, The Salvation Army will present a check of $58,700.00 to the Bradley County Schools for assistance serving the Michigan Avenue Elementary and Blue Springs Elementary Schools. The check presentation will take place during the Bradley County teacher in-service meeting located at The North Cleveland Church of God, 335 Eleventh Street NE at 8:00 AM.

On Thursday, August 2nd, The Salvation Army will present a check of $84,150.00 at the ground breaking ceremony of a home being rebuilt located at 1405 Lee Street SE. The check will be presented at the 11:00 AM ground breaking ceremony to the chair of the Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization, Jim Pollier.

The Salvation Army began serving survivors immediately after the first tornado swept through the Southeast and continues to serve today! Because The Salvation Army commits to spending 100% of the money raised for a disaster on that disaster, The Salvation Army is able to assist with long term recovery needs. Though only $380,000.00 was raised locally, money poured into The Salvation Army’s territorial offices allowing the local Salvation Army to commit to $1.5 million dollars for the April 2011 Tornado Relief efforts.

To volunteer or to donate with ongoing assistance please visit www.csarmy.org, call 1-800-Sal-Army, or mail in a monetary donation to 822 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403. For more information please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing, at 423-503-1801.

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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.