Salvation Army in San Antonio to deploy to Oklahoma
Mobile feeding units to feed tornado victims
SAN ANTONIO - The Salvation Army staff in San Antonio is getting ready to head out to Oklahoma to help.
The group has been on stand-by since the tornado ravaged the Moore area this week, but now they have their orders.
After the torndado ripped through Oklahoma, many stepped up to help, including local supermarkets that donated pallets of food.
The Salvation Army plans to set up mobile feeding units that will feed the hundreds of victims in shelters.
"These are basically food trucks that are completely self-contained, such as our canteen," said Monica Ramos of the Salvation Army. "The food truck has its own water supply, its own gas supply that can serve high volumes of meals. Our canteen can serve 1,500 meals per day."
On Friday, staff members loaded supplies into the feeding unit, getting everything ready to deploy to Oklahoma on Monday.
In the meantime, Salvation Army officials are asking the community to help by donating money -- not food or clothing.
"Right now, the survivors of the Oklahoma devastation, they don't have closets," Ramos said. "They don't have walls. So, quite frankly, the most important thing you can contribute is money."
You can contribute money online at SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
You can also make an automatic $10 donation to the Salvation Army's relief effort by texting "STORM" to 80888.
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