Salvation Army Responds to Missouri Communities Affected by Tornadoes
St. Louis, MO - Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams have mobilized and are responding to areas impacted by the severe weather and tornado that ripped through Jefferson City, MO, Eldon, MO and Golden City, MO on Wednesday, May 22nd. “Our Emergency Disaster canteens arrived after the impact and will continue supporting these communities providing food and supplies. This day has special significance as it also commemorates the devastating tornado that Joplin, MO 8 years ago.” said Lt. Dan Colonel Jennings, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army.
A Salvation Army canteen is now in Jefferson City at Thomas Jefferson Middle School with shelter population currently at 100. Emergency shelter operations is also being provided in Eldon, MO. The Salvation Army is providing meals, snacks and drinks to first responders, survivors and clean-up crews along with emotional and spiritual care to anyone in need.
- The Salvation Army is working in partnership with Operation BBQ Relief, The Red Cross, Boone and Callaway County first responders to better serve the area.
- A Salvation Army mobile kitchen unit, (canteen) and team arrived from eastern Missouri to support feeding operations as long as needed.
- Immediate help can be given by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
- Donations can be made online at https://donate.stlsalvationarmy.org/springdisaster or checks mailed to The Salvation Army 1130 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139. Please designate the gift “SPRING DISASTER.” or Text SPRINGDISASTER to 41444.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.