May 20, 2013—Oklahoma City, OK—The Salvation Army has been responding to many areas today; however, even as tornadoes are hitting the Central Oklahoma Area, Emergency Disaster Services Director, Steven Hartsook, is lining up disaster response units to serve hard-hit Moore and South Oklahoma City.
The McAlester, Oklahoma and Shawnee, Oklahoma disaster response teams served multiple locations in Shawnee area, including devastated neighborhoods and rural areas throughout the night and day. Around 3:00 PM all units were pulled into safety as tremendous storms threatened the area. Response teams will be out once again upon an all clear.
The Enid, OK canteen provided breakfast, lunch & dinner to the Carney, Oklahoma area throughout the early morning hours and all day today.
The Central Oklahoma Area Command Disaster Service Unit responded to Little Axe area with breakfast, lunch & dinner today. The Salvation Army was responding, even as one of our Salvation Army family member’s home was destroyed.
Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Donations are always needed to offset the costs of services to storm victims. Please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate. All donations for disaster services will be used for the designated purpose. For additional updates please follow us at www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOKEDS, www.twitter.com/cindySAARMYOKPR, www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK, www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK. Also, you can text a donation* to STORM 80888.
Donations may also be mailed to The Salvation Army, PO Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157.
Contact: Cindy Fuller, Mobile: 405/830/6549