Bangor Salvation Army seeks donations for tornado victims in Oklahoma

Posted June 05, 2013, at 8:43 a.m.

BANGOR — The Salvation Army announced that it will continue to provide relief services indefinitely for tornado survivors of the storms on May 21-22. Officials said The Salvation Army has provided clean-up supplies, hygiene products, household goods, financial assistance and Salvation Army family store clothing vouchers to tornado survivors.

Locally, individuals have been calling The Salvation Army’s Bangor office asking how they can help. “It’s been touching to talk with individuals who have called wanting to support the victims in Oklahoma,” said Capt. Tim Clark, corps officer of the Bangor Salvation Army. “Donors have expressed their concern for the victims, and their confidence that we will use their donations to meet the immediate and long-term needs in Oklahoma.”

Warehouses in Oklahoma are overwhelmed with in-kind donations, and so cash donations are the greatest need at this time. “Local Salvation Army officials will stretch each donated dollar to be sure they are used to meet both immediate and long-term needs as they arise,” said Clark. “All donations will go directly to the relief fund.”

Those who wish to support The Salvation Army’s response by credit card may call 800-SAL-ARMY or visit salvationarmyusa.org to make a donation. Those who wish to mail a check should make the check payable Oklahoma Disaster Relief and mail it to: The Salvation Army, 65 South Park St, Bangor, ME 04401. Checks will be sent on to the relief fund and all monies will go directly to the effort. Or text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation through a mobile phone; to confirm the gift, respond with the word “Yes.”

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