The Salvation Army is often the first to respond when disaster strikes and the last to leave, honoring a century-old commitment to help those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need. Our volunteers provide physical and spiritual comfort to those with worlds crumbling around them and help them put the pieces of their shattered lives back together.
In April 2012, a disastrous tornado struck Wichita. Fortunately, there was no loss of life as residents were given plenty of warning about the impending storm.
Many residents lost just about everything in the storm: their homes, their possessions, and most of all, their sense of security. In the immediate aftermath, people came to the Salvation Army to seek out assistance for their basic needs such as food, water, and clothing.
Salvation Army officers, workers, and volunteers traveled to the hardest hit areas setting up a command posts and mobile feeding stations.
As one area resident put it, “God is wonderful, he can bless beyond major and we’ll trust him.”
This is a message the Salvation Army shares and will pass on for those who are affected by a tornado, fire, flood or other major disaster that may strike.
Every at-risk child has a common thread – each bear the scars of their own unfortunate circumstances. But with guidance and love, they can overcome the challenges they face in life.
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We are motivated by the love of God to help those whose needs present unique challenges. We provide compassionate care without discrimination.
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