Multiplie Locations Affected by Early Spring Storms

March 25, 2015 – 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 and Arkansas this afternoon and evening that developed multiple thunderstorms and tornadoes.

OKLAHOMA
Major Carlyle Gargis, Central Oklahoma Area Commander, reports the Central Oklahoma Area Command mobile feeding unit (canteen) has been dispatched at the request of the City of Oklahoma City Emergency Manager.  It will set up in southwest Oklahoma City.  Additionally, the catering truck is being sent to Moore to assess the need for additional response.   This evening, snacks will be provided to responders as well as storm survivors.

Major James Taylor, Tulsa Metropolitan Area Commander, and Captain Ben Walters, Sand Springs, report the Tulsa Area Command canteen has deployed to River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, where an estimated 60 mobile homes were destroyed.   They are working closely with emergency management and serving first responders and disaster survivors.

ARKANSAS
Northwest Arkansas Area Command confirms there has been a tornado touch down.  Major NJ Pope reports they are in communication with the local Emergency Manager and on standby to support as requested by Emergency Management officials.

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.  Additional updates will be posted at www.twitter.com/SalArmyAOK, www.facebook.com/SalArmyAOK, and www.twitter.com/SalArmy AOKEDS.

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 of Tulsa Responds to Tornadoes

Tulsa, OK  (March 25, 2015)  – Even as storms continue to hammer the area, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command is responding to damage reported in the Sand Springs area with a mobile feeding unit (canteen).

Multiple locations in the Tulsa metro area have sustained damage due to high winds, tornadoes, and hail which began a little after 5 PM Central Time this afternoon.  The Sand Springs area appears to have received the most damage.

The Salvation Army will be prepared to provide care and compassion to those affected by storms as well as provide food and hydration.   Please pray for all of those affected by the storms.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

• Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY FREE (1-800-725-2769 FREE).

• You can also text the word “TULSA” to 85944 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone. Be sure to confirm your gift by responding with the word “Yes.”

• Donations in the form of checks designated to Sand Springs Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:

The Salvation Army
924 South Hudson
Tulsa, OK 74112

  • Non-perishable snacks and food items and bottled water may be donated by bringing these items to the Tulsa Area Command, 924 South Hudson, Tulsa, during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, March 26.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.  Please follow us at www.twitter.com/SalArmyTulsa and https://www.facebook.com/salarmytulsa for additional information.

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Comprised of nine local facilities, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command includes the Center of Hope shelter and social services center and six local Boys & Girls Clubs, including Broken Arrow. Our mission is to meet human needs of those who need it the most without discrimination. Help us support those in need with a text message, text TULSA to 85944 to make a $10 gift that will be used in the area with the most need.