The Salvation Army Responds to Van Buren County After Tornado

Conway, AR (April 11, 2013)—The Salvation Army is responding to those affected by the tornado that struck Van Buren County in Arkansas yesterday evening. Lt. Russell Clay, Conway Commanding Officer, is being assisted by Captain David Robinson, Pine Bluff Commanding Officer.

At the request of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army is serving lunch to those affected and first responders. Meals, drinks, and emotional and spiritual care are being provided at this time.

Additional information will be shared as it is available.

About The Salvation Army:
The 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 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 carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

The Salvation Army Is Providing Emergency Assistance In Galveston County

The Salvation Army is providing emergency assistance to residents of Hitchcock and Santa Fe, in Galveston County, who are recovering from Tuesday nights storm that battered the area with baseball size hail. The Salvation Army is providing food and refreshment, bedding, and blankets.

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On This Day In History: April 5

1953, in Washington, D.C., President Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated the ‘Presidential Prayer Breakfast.’ It was later changed to the “Annual National Prayer Breakfast.” As President one year later, he declared a week for The Salvation Army, known as “National Salvation Army Week,” which is now recognized every year in May.

President Eisenhower

On This Day In History: April 3

In the month of April in 1917, The Salvation Army began work in the Virgin Islands. Today, it is part of the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Division in the USA Eastern Territory of The Salvation Army. This year they will celebrate their 96th anniversary of Doing The Most Good in the Virgin Islands!

The Salvation Army: United States Virgin Islands

On This Day In History: April 2

In 1989, The Salvation Army began work in El Salvador. El Salvador is part of the Latin America North Territory, where The Salvation Army has had a presence since 1904!