Oklahoma City, OK (September 1, 2020) – The Salvation Army will be busy serving those affected by Hurricane Laura.  Members of Emergency Disaster Response Teams from both Shawnee and Oklahoma City are headed to join other Salvation Army units in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area to serve meals as well as provide emotional and spiritual support.

Additionally, The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division is deploying personnel from Hot Springs, Little Rock, and Mountain Home, Arkansas as well as Enid, Oklahoma to support the ongoing disaster response efforts for those affected by Hurricane Laura.

The Salvation Army is already at work in many communities that found themselves in the path of the storm.  Water, food and shelter supplies have been staged and are being transported to the affected areas.  The following locations have each deployed a rapid response unit (like a catering truck):

  • Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Shawnee, Oklahoma

How People Can Help

A cash donation allows charitable relief agencies to use monetary contributions to purchase exactly what disaster survivors need.   Monetary contributions are also easy to get to the disaster area. Supplies can almost always be purchased locally at the disaster site and provide savings in multiple ways.  Money used to purchase needed items locally can support local and state economies, helping local businesses and workers, which have suffered losses in the wake of the disaster event.

It’s easy to support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief program:

  • Donate Online: www.helpsalvationarmy.org
  • Donate by Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301                        

Please designate ‘Hurricane Laura’ on all checks.

  • Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

For more information and updates about how The Salvation Army is responding to disaster efforts in Louisiana, please visit: https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/

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