Archive for May 2, 2011

The 1st Annual Red Hot Kettle Run, to benefit The Salvation Army Social Services and Boys & Girls Club, will be held on Aug. 27 at Regatta Park, 725 South Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City.

The event includes a 2K fun walk, a 5K and a 10K race, and runners are encouraged to sign up now for preregistration specials by clicking

Race day registration will be under the pavilion in the park.

2K Fun Run/Walk and Stroller Parade
All registrants will receive t-shirts and awards will be give for the best decorated stroller or costume (for riders 5 and under) 12 and under entrants will receive a participation medal along with their t-shirt. All proceeds will be going to Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and Social Services.
Cost to enter is $35 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 2K. Special edition training shirts are also available for $20, but cotton T-shirts are free with registration.
All proceeds go to benefit The Salvation Army’s Social Services office, which provides more than 36,000 food pantry orders per year, as well as assistance with utilities and back-to-school needs.
In addition, proceeds will also benefit The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, which provides school help, sports, crafts, leadership training, arts, tutoring and health and fitness for at-risk children in Oklahoma City.

Orlando, FL – The Salvation Army is currently serving meals in Randolph and Garland Counties.   Volunteers are helping to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to those who have been affected by flooding in Randolph County and the tornado that hit GarlandCounty on Monday evening. 

Garland County:

On Thursday, The Salvation Army served 160 meals and drinks for dinner to those still without power due to tornado damage.   In Sunshine, some power is restored and meal service was completed at lunch.

 On Friday, through lunch, 258 meals have been served as well as 186 snacks and 321 hot and cold drinks.  Seven volunteers, two offices, and six employees are involved in the feeding efforts and providing emotional and spiritual care.

 The Little Rock andEl Doradounits are still involved in the Royal and Brady Mo0untain Area.  Captain Ben Walters, Conway, and Captain David Robinson, Pine Bluff, are reporting they served some individuals that had been without food or water for over a day.   To date, we are the only disaster response agency in the area.

Randolph County

A canteen and crew arrived in Pocahontas on Wednesday from Mountain Home.  Approximately 300 meals were served during lunch and dinner.  As of Thursday morning, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are being served.   Through lunch, 298 meals had been served.   The current crew will be relieved on Saturday evening and the Northwest Arkansas Area Command will begin serving from their canteen with a crew.

 Additionally, Emergency Management is reporting approximately 200 homes have over 2 ft. of water in them inRandolphCounty. 

 Jackson County

The Salvation Army has also been asked to serve inJacksonCounty.  The Tulsa Area Command unit and crew are on stand- by for deployment awaiting additional information on numbers that need to be supported.  Garry Odom and Joe Finley, Service Unit Representatives, are on their way to Jackson Countyto assess the need and to work with local authorities to ensure the needs of a local shelter are met.

 Oklahoma Efforts:

The Salvation Army has been working with Oklahoma Emergency Management to facilitate deliveries of pallets of water to Adair, Cherokee, and Sequoyah counties where a Rural Water System is down and well water has been contaminated.  It is estimated these water systems support a population of around 12,000 individuals.

 The Salvation Army is working with Emergency Management in both states of Arkansas and Oklahoma and in close touch with other voluntary agencies active in disaster. 

 Financial donations are critically needed to support disaster relief efforts.  There are four ways to donate:

  • Visit
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.
  • Checks may be made out to “The Salvation Army Disaster Services” and mailed toPO Box 100339,Atlanta,GA 30384-0339.  Monetary donations will ensure The Salvation Army can meet the most immediate needs of those impacted by disaster.