Emergency Disaster Services Deployed in Moore, OK
The Salvation Army has been deployed to the southern Oklahoma City area in the wake of Monday’s devastating tornado. The twister touched down west of Newcastle, Oklahoma at approximately 2:56pm and tore a 22 mile path of destruction northeast through the city of Moore before dissipating prior to reaching Stanley Draper Lake. Early estimates suggest that the tornado peaked as a category EF4 which includes winds speeds between 166 and 200 mph.
Emergency Disaster Services has been on the scene across three counties providing food, beverage, and spiritual support to survivors and first responders.
- In Pottawatomie County: The McAlester and Shawnee disaster response teams served multiple locations in the 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 were sent out once again after an all-clear was given.
- In Lincoln County: The Enid, OK canteen provided breakfast, lunch & dinner to the Carney, OK area throughout the early morning hours and all day today.
- In Cleveland County: The Central Oklahoma Area Command Disaster Service Unit responded to the 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.
The Salvation Army is taking donations to help the relief effort. Your donations make a real difference:
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
- A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
- A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
- A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
- A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.
Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your 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
PO Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157