Henryville, IN - As the sun came up in Southern Indiana, The Salvation Army continued its efforts to serve the victims of yesterday's devastating tornadoes. In Henryville, The Salvation Army is on scene with mobile feeding units providing food, hydration and emotional care to victims and emergency responders. The Salvation Army is prepared to serve up to 1,000 meals a day to those in need. Major Steve Kiger, Commanding Officer on scene, will meet with Emergency Management officials this afternoon to determine what The Salvation Army's role will be going forward.
The Salvation Army is continuing to provide up to 1,000 meals a day at the New Pekin Command post, and also up to 360 meals a day at the FEMA shelter at Silver Creek High School.
Constantly updated photos will be available online at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/salvationarmyindiana/ these are available for press and other uses—Please credit: "Photo by Michael Rowland, Copyright © 2012 The Salvation Army."
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve victims is to make a monetary donation. You can make a donation online at http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/storms, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or make a $10.00 donation by texting* "storm" to 80888, to confirm your gift, respond with the word "Yes."
Your donations of funds make the biggest impact: Due to emergency conditions, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that gifts of household goods or clothing donated now will be sent to disaster areas. In times of disaster, we fulfill household needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. Please, continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army—you help your community today and may help with disaster relief needs tomorrow. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.
* A one‐time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging & data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 129 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.