Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 11, 2019) – Operation BBQ Relief and The Salvation Army are partnering together to help feed those who are hurting after either being displaced or severely impacted by the Arkansas River flooding. The partnership brings about a very positive impact on the individuals and families being served.
Operation BBQ Relief is a nonprofit which was founded in May 2011 in response to the catastrophic tornado which struck Joplin, Missouri. The nonprofit continues to respond and partner with other nonprofits to help feed residents who have been affected by national and other disasters as well as emergency personnel. Operation BBQ is cooking hundreds of pounds of pork daily to help feed the hungry in Northeast Oklahoma where people are cleaning up their homes after the water has receded.
“It’s awesome that we have this great partnership with The Salvation Army. I have worked with them in Wilmington, North Carolina, Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida and now Tulsa. Everyone is always helpful and friendly. Everyone is in it to help others during their time of need,” says Mike Richter, Territory 2 Director, Operation BBQ Relief.
The Salvation Army continues to serve in Northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas after horrific flooding has occurred. To date, 14,434 meals, 18,344 drinks, and 11,072 snacks have been served and 825 emotional and spiritual care contacts have been made. Along with the food and hydration, cleanup kits and hygiene kits have also been distributed.
The Salvation Army continues to meet the immediate needs with the help of donations. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish.
- Donate Online: www.helpsalvationarmy.org
- Donate by Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate ‘May 2019 OK/AR Storms’ on all checks.
- Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Donate by Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.