A major way that The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is working toward “Doing the Most Good” is through disaster response.
Funny enough, disaster response is one of the ways that The Salvation Army is best known; on the other hand, sometimes people aren’t aware of that aspect of our mission.
Whenever disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is there. We have mobile kitchens that can be deployed at a moment’s notice to provide food, drinks and spiritual care to both victims of the disaster and rescue workers.
When the May 3, 1999 tornado struck Oklahoma City, The Salvation Army responded. When the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed, killing so many of our friends and neighbors, The Salvation Army was there. When terrorists attacked The World Trade Center on Sept. 11, The Salvation Army was the only disaster response agency allowed on ground zero to provide food and spiritual comfort to all those affected.
Around the world, The Salvation Army responds daily to natural and man-made disasters. Right now, Salvation Army is in Pakistan to help those affected by flooding; it’s in New Zealand in response to the earthquake. Salvation Army remains still in Haiti to provide aid following the massive destruction from the earthquake earlier this year.
And, if Tropical Storm Hermine brings as much rain and flooding to Oklahoma City as expected, well folks, we’ll be there to help!
It’s how we are “Doing the Most Good.”
Want to learn how to be a disaster volunteer? Call Lois Green at 405-246-1101 or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/
Click here to see a video of our response during the May 2010 tornado: