Alexandria, VA (May 22, 2013) - For the latest updates on The Salvation Army's response to this disaster, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org, www.facebook.com/salvationarmyusa or www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus.
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing food, beverage, and spiritual support to survivors and first responders following the severe tornado activity in Moore, OK and surrounding impacted areas on May 19th and 20th.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
Your donations make a real difference.
Salvation Army Statements
Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations & Development Secretary
"The Salvation Army is grateful for the continued support of the American people as we work to serve all of those impacted by this tragedy."
Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander
"As the focus in Moore moves from search and rescue to clean up, The Salvation Army will be providing assistance - food, hydration and spiritual counseling - to everyone involved. We are working with local, state and federal emergency teams to ensure that everyone has someone they can turn to for help."
"The devastation is far reaching in both human life, property and livestock loss. The Salvation Army is honored to serve and provide sustenance to first responders involved in search and rescue, coordination efforts and more. And, of course, all survivors will be provided spiritual and emotional care to help them through this tragic time."
"The Salvation Army is calling on everyone to pray for all of those impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma."
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.