Rush Yelverton

David Seiter, General Manager of the Indianapolis Tornados, talks to Rush Yelverton about his recent trip to Joplin.

Local minor league football team, the Indianapolis Tornados, supported The Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Joplin, MO and Southern, IN during their game against the East-Central Missouri Eagles last Saturday afternoon.  The Salvation Army was invited to collect donations in the Red Kettle and via text for their ongoing relief efforts.  At half-time, Salvation Army Disaster Service volunteer, Rush Yelverton, spoke about his recent experiences in Joplin and The Salvation Army’s continued work there.

“The Indianapolis Tornados are proud partners of The Salvation Army,” said David Seiter, General Manager for the Indianapolis Tornados.  “We’re just hoping we can use our platform to help the victims in Joplin and in Southern Indiana.”

Currently, The Salvation Army is providing about 800 meals a day, water, beverages, social service assistance, fuel, and a lost and found service to hundreds of people every day in Joplin.  The Salvation Army will continue its recovery efforts for the long term.  To make a $10 donation to the Army’s efforts in Joplin, simply text the word JOPLIN to 80888.  To make a $10 donation to the Army’s efforts in Southern Indiana, text HOOSIER to 80888.  You can also make a donation by visiting, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.