The Salvation Army Responds to Tornado in Harveyville, Kansas

Kansas City, MO (February 29, 2012) – The Salvation Army is providing support to the town of Harveyville, Kansas after a tornado damaged much of the community late last night.

A team of Salvation Army emergency disaster service (EDS) volunteers based out of Topeka has arrived in town with a mobile feeding kitchen to provide meals, snacks and drinks to first responders, survivors and clean-up crews. The Salvation Army is also offering emotional and spiritual support and will remain on the scene to identify on-going needs in the community.

“We are here to serve in whatever way we can,” said Dee Smith, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army. “And we will not leave until all the needs in Harveyville are met.”

Financial donations to The Salvation Army to assist tornado survivors are welcome. To donate by credit card, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Please designate the donation “Harveyville Tornado.”

Alabama Recovery Work Continues To Connect Hope And Opportunity

Tuscaloosa, AL (February 22, 2012)—As rebuilding continues across Alabama, so does The Salvation Army’s presence and commitment to the residents of our state. The Salvation Army continues to operate an office of recovery at 900 Skyland Boulevard (former Goody’s location) in Tuscaloosa. Case workers are available between the hours of 9 AM and 3:30 PM weekdays. Assistance is available to all affected by the April 2011 storms.

Salvation Army staff will work to connect applicants to available assistance through the various agencies and Long term Recovery Committees partnering to build stronger communities. The Salvation Army is committed to Doing the Most good for all Alabama residents as we rebuild together.

Additionally, The Salvation Army continues to provide long term recovery case workers across Alabama. Partnering with Long Term Recovery Committees in each community, The Salvation Army is working to connect residents with the available resources at both The Salvation Army and partnering agencies.

The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster assistance 10 locations in Alabama. Residents in need of assistance may contact the following locations for assistance:

NW AL Resource Center (DHQ Recovery Center)
200 Indies St Hackleburg
Serving: Franklin and Marion Counties

The Salvation Army Decatur, AL
114 14th Street SW
256-353-2822
Serving: Limestone and Lawrence Counties

The Salvation Army Huntsville, AL
2114 Oakwood Avenue
256-536-5576
Serving: Madison County

Jackson County Alabama Service Center
1501 E. Willow Street, Scottsboro, AL
Serving: Jackson County

Dekalb County Service Center
450 N. Gault, Ave, Fort Payne, AL
Serving: Dekalb County

Marshall County Service Center
1336 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL
Serving: Marshall and Cullman Counties

Walker County Service Center
207 E. 20th Street, Jasper, AL
Serving: Walker County

The Salvation Army Anniston, AL
420 Noble Street
256-236-5343
Serving: Calhoun County

The Salvation Army Birmingham Area Command
2130 11th Avenue North
205-328-5656
Serving: Jefferson County

Tuscaloosa Salvation Army Recovery Center
900 Skyland Blvd (Former Goody’s location)
Serving: Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Hale, Greene, Sumter, Pickens, Lamar and Fayette counties

Immediately following the storms, The Salvation Army responded throughout the States of Alabama and Mississippi providing hot meals, hydration, and pastoral care to residents and first responders. For more information about Salvation Army Disaster relief and recovery or to donate, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

Jamestown, ND Salvation Army Responding To Explosion

JAMESTOWN, ND (Feb. 17, 2012) –The Salvation Army is providing food and water for firefighters, senior citizens and others following a fiery explosion that occurred this morning at an automobile storage facility less than 100 yards away. Nearby buildings were evacuated, and no injuries have been reported.

“At 9:45 a.m. we heard a loud boom,” said Lt. Teresa Brecto of the Jamestown Salvation Army. “We went to the window and saw a huge fireball and billowing smoke.”

Brecto is among six Salvation Army staff and volunteers serving beef stew, hot dogs, drinks and snacks to about 36 firefighters battling the blaze. The Salvation Army is also caring for a few senior citizens evacuated from their homes and is prepared to serve employees and guests of the nearby Gladstone Inn & Suites, which reportedly lost power.

“This is the first disaster we’ve responded to without needing our mobile kitchen – everyone is able to come right to us for assistance,” said Brecto, adding that The Salvation Army’s facility is located inside of a two-block police perimeter. “We are happy to serve and thankful nobody was hurt.”

The Jamestown Salvation Army will continue serving until no longer needed.

Donations to the Jamestown Salvation Army can be made online at thesalarmy.org/jamestown or by calling 800-SAL-ARMY. Be sure to designate your donation “Jamestown, N.D.”

The Salvation Army’s Relief Effort Ends In Alabama

Birmingham, Ala. (February 1, 2012) – Monday evening, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services ended its seven-day emergency meal and hydration service with dinner for storm survivors in the Birmingham area.

Since Monday, January 23, The Salvation Army provided more than 4,100 meals, over 8,800 drinks and almost 7,000 snacks . Additionally, the Salvation Army provided over 300 cleanup kits to the more than 244 homes affected by the storms. Each clean up kit included a mop, bucket, cleaning supplies, brooms, and other useful cleaning items.

Limited recovery assistance is available through The Salvation Army’s Social Service office at 2130 11th Avenue North in Birmingham. Residents will primarily be referred to community support services available through the local and state government.

“We are now scaling back our feeding and relief operations. The Salvation Army is providing limited emergency recovery support through its social services office but we’ll remain available to provide additional relief as needed,” explains Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army continues to provide long term recovery support for those affected by the April Tornado outbreak. Financial donations are needed and can be made to The Salvation Army at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (725-2769). Please follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/salarmyalm.