Kansas City, MO (May 5, 2014) – The Salvation Army continues to provide essential support services to Baxter Springs residents directly impacted by a tornado that struck the small southeastern town April 27.

As of today, Salvation Army caseworkers have offered financial assistance to 225 people, providing nearly $20,000 in aid to help individuals obtain immediate necessities, including clothing, food, personal care items and medicine. Residents still in need of help may make an appointment with The Salvation Army by calling Trinity Worship Center during church office hours.

The Salvation Army is also continuing its mass feeding operations in Baxter Springs. To date, the organization has served 1,137 meals, 1,970 drinks and 1,730 snacks to residents and others assisting with clean-up operations in the community.

More than 100 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and 25 people injured in the Baxter Springs tornado. Salvation Army emergency disaster services (EDS) teams are also providing support and assistance to areas of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Alabama and Mississippi that were devastated by twisters spawned by the same storm system that hit Baxter Springs.
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How to Help

The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by the Baxter Springs, Kansas tornado is to make a monetary contribution.

Online:
www.salarmymokan.org/disasterrelief

By Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:
To donate via mail, please send your check, designated “Baxter Springs Tornado” to:

THE SALVATION ARMY
3637 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Donations of Household Good and Clothing:

Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.


The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Support to Tornado Survivors in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Kansas City, MO (May 2, 2014) – Five days after a tornado tore through Baxter Springs, Kansas, The Salvation Army continues to provide essential aid to residents directly impacted by the disaster.

As of today, Salvation Army caseworkers have offered financial assistance to 118 people, providing nearly $12,000 in aid to help individuals obtain immediate necessities, including clothing, food, personal care items and medicine.

On Thursday, the organization relocated its social services office from Trinity Worship Center to the Multi-Agency Resource Center, located at the Baxter Springs High School, 100 N. Military. Individuals may apply for assistance between 9 am and 5 pm until further notice.

The Salvation Army is also continuing its mass feeding operations in Baxter Springs. To date, the organization has served more than 900 meals, 1,400 drinks and 1,180 snacks to residents and others assisting with clean-up operations in the community.

Sunday’s tornado in Baxter Springs destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and injured 25 people. Salvation Army emergency disaster services (EDS) teams are also providing support and assistance to tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Alabama and Mississippi.

How to Help

The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by the Baxter Springs, Kansas tornado is to make a monetary contribution.

Online:

www.salarmymokan.org/disasterrelief

By Phone:

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:

To donate via mail, please send your check, designated “Baxter Springs Tornado” to:

THE SALVATION ARMY

3637 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111

Donations of Household Good and Clothing:

Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.


 

Kansas City, MO (April 30, 2014) - The Salvation Army remains on the scene in Baxter Springs, Kansas, providing assistance and support to residents as they recover from a tornado that devastated much of the town last Sunday.

Two Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens), staffed by 11 employees and volunteers, are providing food, snacks and beverages to residents and others assisting with the clean-up operations. Since Monday, The Salvation Army has served more than 600 hot and cold meals, 532 drinks and 490 snacks to the community.

The Salvation Army also opened a social services center Tuesday to provide financial assistance to residents impacted by Sunday’s tornado. On the first day, 27 individuals received aid for immediate needs such as food, personal care items, clothing and medicine. The organization will continue to offer on-site assistance at Trinity Worship Center, 225 E. 16th Street in Baxter Springs between 9 am and 5 pm until further notice.

Sunday’s tornado in Baxter Springs destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and injured 25 people. The Salvation Army emergency disaster services (EDS) teams are also providing support and assistance to tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Alabama and Mississippi.

How to Help
The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by the Baxter Springs, Kansas tornado is to make a monetary contribution.

Online:
www.salarmymokan.org/disasterrelief

By Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:
To donate via mail, please send your check, designated “Baxter Springs Tornado” to:
THE SALVATION ARMY
3637 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Donations of Household Good and Clothing:

Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.


 The Salvation Army Opens Social Services Center for Tornado Survivors in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Kansas City, MO (April 29, 2014) -The Salvation Army is opening a social services center in Baxter Springs, Kansas today to provide financial assistance to residents impacted by Sunday’s tornado.

Individuals may apply for aid for immediate needs such as food, personal care items, clothing and medicine at Trinity Worship Center, 225 E. 16th Street in Baxter Springs between 9 am and 5 pm. The Salvation Army will be offering on-site, direct assistance until further notice.

Meanwhile, two Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) remain on the scene in Baxter Springs, providing food, snacks and beverages to first responders, clean-up crews and residents. One canteen is stationary at the Baxter Springs Fire Department and the other is roaming through the community.  On Monday, 12 volunteers and staff members with The Salvation Army served 333 hot and cold meals, 131 drinks and 126 snacks to individuals in need in the community.

Sunday’s tornado in Baxter Springs destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and injured 25 people. The Salvation Army emergency disaster services (EDS) teams are also providing support and assistance to tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Alabama and Mississippi.

How to Help
The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by the Baxter Springs, Kansas tornado is to make a monetary contribution.
By Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:
To donate via mail, please send your check, designated “Baxter Springs Tornado” to:
THE SALVATION ARMY
3637 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Donations of Household Good and Clothing:
Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.


The Salvation Army Provides Support to Tornado Relief Efforts in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Kansas City, MO (April 28, 2014) - The Salvation Army is providing support to residents of Baxter Springs, Kansas today in the aftermath of a tornado that damaged much of the community Sunday.

Two Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) are on-site in Baxter Springs, providing food, snacks and beverages to first responders, clean-up crews and residents Each canteen is carrying a team of trained emergency disaster services personnel and is capable of serving more than 2,000 people per day. The Salvation Army is also providing spiritual and emotional care to tornado survivors in the community.

Beginning Tuesday, April 29, Baxter Springs residents impacted by the tornado may apply to The Salvation Army for direct financial assistance for immediate aid including food, shelter, personal care items and medicine.  The Salvation Army will be providing social services at Trinity Worship Center, 225 E. 16th Street in Baxter Springs.

More than 90 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in Sunday’s tornado in Baxter Springs and at least 25 people were injured.

How to Help

The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by the tornado is to make a monetary contribution.

By Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:
To donate via mail, please send your check, designated “Baxter Springs Tornado” to:
THE SALVATION ARMY
3637 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Donations of Household Good and Clothing:

Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.