14 NEWS and WIKY teaming up with The Salvation Army to respond to the Moore, Okla. tornado

Tri-State Rebuilding Oklahoma Strong event is Friday at The Salvation Army's Fulton Ave. location

This Friday, May 24, WFIE 14 NEWS and WIKY Radio will begin at 4:55 a.m. at The Salvation Army's 1040 Fulton Avenue location in Evansville.  This one day television/radio event is to encourage those who want to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769) to meet the critical and unique needs of in the Oklahoma area.  People can also text the word "STORM" to 80888  to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm their gift, respond with the word "Yes."

Donations in the form of checks designated to Oklahoma Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK  73157

Coordinating with Moore local and Oklahoma state emergency management, The Salvation Army is on the ground with multiple canteens and personnel serving survivors and first responders with food, beverages and spiritual support following yesterday’s severe tornado.

Canteens were deployed from Central Oklahoma Area Command, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, McAlester, and Muskogee. Disaster response teams from Pine Bluff, Jonesboro and Hot Springs, Ark. are en route to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to assist in response.  Personnel from across the division are also traveling to the area to form a Divisional Incident Command Team, which helps coordinate the overall response.

“Many of these impacted communities will take months or even years to recover,” said a Salvation Army representative. “The Salvation Army is committed to being there with them throughout and providing aid wherever it’s needed.”

Monetary donations allow The Salvation Army to meet the critical and unique needs of survivors.


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