A Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service Canteen in Oaklahoma

A Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service Canteen in Oklahoma

ARDMORE OK – The Ardmore, Oklahoma Salvation Army continues to provide help and hope to those impacted by the devastating F4 tornado that hit last week.  Ardmore is assisted by three additional mobile feeding units (canteens) from Enid, Oklahoma, Sherman, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas.  Captain Ric Swartz from McAlester, Oklahoma has also arrived in Ardmore to assist with the Army’s disaster response.

The Salvation Army served over 4,000 meals, over 5,000 drinks, and approximately 500 snacks.  These meals were served by the Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and the American Red Cross in a combined feeding effort.

As Salvation Army units and personnel that responded to this same line of storms impacting Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Perkins, Oklahoma return to their commands today, it is very apparent that the community of Lone Grove is devastated.   There are eight confirmed deaths and the community is hurting.  Emotional and spiritual care will be a very important part of our service as survivors return and salvage the few items that may remain as part of their home.

Financial donations are needed to support relief efforts.  The Salvation Army asks those who want to help those families affected by the February 10 tornadoes to visit SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate AOK Division February tornadoes.  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by the storm.