Andover Disaster Relief Needs Bottled Water

May 10, 2022

Andover Tornado Victims in Need of Bottled Water

Salvation Army stockpiles running low with daily services to impacted neighborhoods


WICHITA, Kan. (May 9, 2022) - As temperatures rise in the greater Wichita area, the clean-up process in Andover and all neighborhoods touched by the April 29 EF-3 tornado under sunny skies and sweltering temperatures. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services mobile kitchens have visited residents in the middle of the clean-up process every day since the morning April 30.

“We know one of the greatest needs in the immediate aftermath of any storm is keeping people nourished with both food and water,” said Major Merrill Powers, South Central Area Commander. “On Sunday, our EDS volunteers distributed more than 800 bottles of water to residents, volunteers, and other cleanup workers to keep people going.”

FEMA recommends a normal person needs to drink three quarters of a gallon of water every day, perhaps more depending on age, health, physical activity, diet, and climate. To ensure storm victims who do not have a home to go receive enough water to drink, the community can help all this week.

The Salvation Army is asking for donations of bottled water to keep people hydrated during the on-going storm recovery. Donations of fresh, packaged bottled water may be dropped off at the South Central Area Command offices during normal business hours at 350 N. Market Street in Wichita. Monetary donations may be made online by visiting

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