Aid Continues Following Historic Tornadoes


The Salvation Army continues to provide aid to impacted areas of the Midwest and Southern United States following a series of historic tornadoes and severe weather that left a path of devastation and destruction yesterday. Our Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are on the scene of service in multiple states.

Tennessee: EDS personnel are serving disaster survivors by providing food, beverages, and spiritual and emotional care.

In Chattanooga, TN more than 200 meals were served at the evacuee center. The Salvation Army of Cleveland, TN served as a shelter for those seeking refuge from the storms.

Indiana: EDS teams from New Albany, IN were deployed following several powerful tornadoes in the Southern Indiana region and have provided food for hundreds of survivors, emergency responders and personnel.

Kansas: Salvation Army social workers are helping meet the immediate needs of tornado survivors by providing food, clothing, medicine, shelter, bedding and baby products. Nearly 2,000 people in the area have been served with food and drinks. The mass feeding operations will continue throughout the weekend.

Missouri: In Branson, MO The Salvation Army has served hundreds of meals to disaster survivors via one mobile feeding unit and will continue to provide relief and counseling throughout the weekend.

Alabama: Salvation Army units of Decatur, Florence and Huntsville continue to provide relief by serving disaster survivors from three mobile feeding units. The Salvation Army’s EDS Warehouse and Command Center is still being utilized to manage response across the states of Alabama and Mississippi.

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams throughout the affected regions are also on standby to respond to severe weather and tornado watches and warnings that are still in effect.

The best way that you can support our relief efforts is to donate monetarily, ensuring that we can meet the immediate needs of disaster survivors. Donations can be made online at, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by texting the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation by phone.*

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities suffering in the devastation of these storms.


9604 replies