Wisconsin Salvation Army Continues to Serve in Aftermath of Chetek Tornado

May 18, 2017
Krachel Greenwood | krachel_greenwood@usc.salvationarmy.org

Wisconsin Salvation Army Continues to Serve in Aftermath of Chetek Tornado

Chetek, WI (May 18, 2017) One day after a deadly tornado touched down in Chetek, Wisconsin, The Salvation Army continues to serve survivors and first responders. On Wednesday, May 17, Salvation Army volunteers served 225 meals, 550 drinks and several hundred snacks. Emotional and spiritual care was also provided for those in need.

Today The Salvation Army will be preparing and serving lunch meals as provided by a caterer out of Eau Claire. A Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) will deploy for lunch serving at noon and stay on site until 7:00 pm. In addition to the onsite meals, volunteers will work at Mosaic Telecom to serve supper as provided by Amery Baptist Church. 

The Salvation Army is also preparing to assist with the long term recovery, including rent, personal and family needs. The Salvation Army is ready to provide these services for as long as we are needed. 

How to Help:

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel move into the area. 100% of donations identified for Chetek will help those affected. 

Online: Text CHETEK to 41444 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving.
By Phone: Call 1-800-264-6412
By Mail: To donate via mail, please make checks payable to “The Salvation Army” and clearly marked “Chetek Tornado”.

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 8
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Your donations make a real difference.

·    A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
·    A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
·    A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
·    A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
·    A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.

Donations of Household Good and Clothing: 
Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, rather than taking household goods or clothing to Chetek. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.


About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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