The Salvation Army sends Emergency Disaster Team to assist in Pendleton, Indiana

May 28, 2019

Severe storms produced extensive damage in Pendleton, Indiana on Monday, May 27, 2019. The National Weather Service confirmed that the damage was caused by a tornado.  According to Madison County EMA PIO Todd Harmeson, more than 75 homes were damaged in the storms, and more than 4,000 residents are currently without power.  Despite the severity of the destruction, it has been a blessing to hear that no serious injuries have been reported.

On Monday evening, shelter was set up by Madison County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) at Pendleton Heights High School.  Major Mike Wolfe of the Anderson Salvation Army assisted at the shelter on Tuesday morning, helping to ensure comfort of the residents staying there.

"We're working to comfort and assist all the families who were affected by the tornado and downed power lines. Today we'll be providing hydration, snacks, and food. We're praying that the power will be up again soon" Major Mike Wolfe, Leader of The Salvation Army Anderson Corps.

The Salvation Army has mobilized quickly to deliver assistance and support those affected by this storm.  Two canteens (mobile feeding units) have been deployed to Pendleton this morning stocked with water and food.  The canteens will soon be in place at the downtown Fire Station to provide hydration and food services for residents and workers who have worked nonstop through the night to clear fallen power lines and trees. 

With additional storms being a possibility in the coming weeks, The Salvation Army EDS teams remain prepared to serve where needed.

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