Lubbock Salvation Army responds to disaster in Moore, OK - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Salvation Army responds to disaster in Moore, OK

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From The Salvation Army:

 The Salvation Army of Lubbock is currently responding in Moore, OK. The Lubbock team is posted with the Canteen (disaster vehicle/ mobile kitchen), in Moore, right outside Plaza Towers Elementary School where seven children lost their lives. The team is providing hydration, food, spiritual and emotional guidance to victims in the area. The team is also helping with the cleanup of some homes that can be reached. The "Mule" or club car is being used to reach families and houses in need of food, water, or help with clean up that could not be reached with other vehicles. The Lubbock team will continue to serves as long as needed in the area.

The Salvation Army is actively monitoring the needs of the communities around Oklahoma City that were impacted by the May tornadoes and will adjust services and service locations to provide the best possible short and long-term care to those affected. Salvation Army disaster relief services at that location include financial assistance to tornado survivors, Salvation Army Family Stores clothing vouchers to tornado and flooding survivors, and referrals for other services as well as a fixed feeding site.

The Salvation Army will continue to provide relief services for tornado and flooding survivors and those impacted by power outages indefinitely. Food, hydration, emotional and spiritual care and other supplies are being provided to residents of the heavily impacted areas including: Canadian County (El Reno, Mustang, Union City), Cleveland County (Little Axe), Lincoln County (Carney), Pottawatomie County (Shawnee and surrounding area), Henryetta, and Moore.

 Monetary donations for victims of disasters can be made:

-By mail: P.O. Box 2785 Lubbock, Texas 79408

-In person: to 1111 16th Street Lubbock, Texas 79401

-Online: www.salvationarmytexas.org

-Oklahoma Tornado Relief

  The Salvation Army
   PO Box 12600
  Oklahoma City, OK 73157

For more information about The Salvation Army's disaster response efforts, please go to www.Facebook.com/SalArmyLubbock or http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmylubbock.org.

 

 

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