St. Louis, MO - Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams have mobilized and are responding to areas impacted by the severe weather and tornado that ripped through Jefferson City, MO, Eldon, MO and Golden City, MO on Wednesday, May 22nd. “Our Emergency Disaster canteens arrived after the impact and will continue supporting these communities providing food and supplies. This day has special significance as it also commemorates the devastating tornado that Joplin, MO 8 years ago.” said Lt. Dan Colonel Jennings, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army.
A Salvation Army canteen is now in Jefferson City at Thomas Jefferson Middle School with shelter population currently at 100. Emergency shelter operations is also being provided in Eldon, MO. The Salvation Army is providing meals, snacks and drinks to first responders, survivors and clean-up crews along with emotional and spiritual care to anyone in need.
- The Salvation Army is working in partnership with Operation BBQ Relief, The Red Cross, Boone and Callaway County first responders to better serve the area.
- A Salvation Army mobile kitchen unit, (canteen) and team arrived from eastern Missouri to support feeding operations as long as needed.
- Immediate help can be given by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
- Donations can be made online at https://donate.stlsalvationarmy.org/springdisaster or checks mailed to The Salvation Army 1130 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139. Please designate the gift “SPRING DISASTER.” or Text SPRINGDISASTER to 41444.
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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.