Salvation Army providing tornado relief support in Baxter Springs

Salvation Army providing tornado relief support in Baxter Springs

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The Salvation Army has announced it is providing support to the people of Baxter Springs, Kan., today after a tornado that damaged much of the community Sunday.

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

Two Salvation Army mobile feeding units are on-site in Baxter Springs, providing food, snacks and beverages to first responders, clean-up crews and residents.

Each canteen has a team of trained emergency disaster services personnel and is capable of serving more than 2,000 people per day. The Salvation Army also is offering spiritual and emotional care to tornado survivors in the community.

Starting Tuesday, April 29, Baxter Springs residents affected by the tornado may apply to The Salvation Army for direct financial assistance for immediate aid including food, shelter, personal care items and medicine.

To donate to the relief fund, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769].

Because of 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, the Salvation Army stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. People may continue to donate gently-used household goods to their local Salvation Army store.

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