PHOTOS: The Oklahoma Relief Effort So Far!

The Salvation Army is still responding to the relief effort in Oklahoma following the May 19 tornadoes, and the subsequent tornadoes and flooding on May 31. Take a look at what we’ve been doing with the help of volunteers and donors like you:

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Since May 19, 2013 The Salvation Army has provided 41,781 meals, 56,046 drinks, and 43,185snacks, 23 Canteens (mobile feeding units), 1,080 Clean Up and 1,664 Comfort (hygiene) kits, and prayer with 5,560 persons. More than 9,322 hours have been logged by volunteers, employees and officers.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel move into the areas of greatest need. Donors are encouraged to give online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

Checks may be made out to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
PO BOX 2536
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Please designate “Oklahoma May Tornadoes” on all checks.

Corporations, foundations and others interested in donating to The Salvation Army response effort should contact Lanita Lloyd at or 404-728-1300 ext. 10680.
Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please visit

Those interested in volunteering should register at Please note that disaster service training is a prerequisite for volunteering in a disaster zone and not all registered volunteers will be called on to serve.

Please visit or by calling 866-484-3500. It is a coordinated volunteer effort.

For continued updates on the relief effort, visit The Salvation Army USA Blog.


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