28 April 2014

Rescuers scoured rubble throughout the night, searching for survivors after the most destructive tornado outbreak of the year killed at least 18 people in three states and hammered areas of Little Rock, AR. Tornadoes also touched down in Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Multiple locations in Arkansas have sustained damage due to high winds, tornadoes, and hail which began a little after 4 PM CT Sunday afternoon.

The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma (AOK) Division has placed disaster response teams and mobile feeding units (canteens) across the division on stand-by for the next 48 hours.

EDS teams of The Salvation Army are ready to meet the immediate needs of survivors, including food, water, cleanup kits, and emotional and spiritual care.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

• Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org 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.”*

• Donations in the form of checks designated to ARKANSAS Tornado Relief may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 738
North Little Rock, AR  72115-0738

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.