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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE SALVATION ARMY RESPONDING TO VERONA TORNADO
WAUWATOSA, WI (JUNE 17, 2014) The Salvation Army is assisting with the emergency disaster efforts with emergency management in Green, Grant and Dane Counties after storms and tornados hit Monday night.
“We are currently on the scene providing food and water in Dane County to emergency responders and those affected by the tornado that hit Verona, WI,” said Major Dan Jennings, Divisional Commander for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
· The Salvation Army is currently situated next to Dane County Emergency Command Unit in front of the tornado damaged Country View Elementary School in Verona
· A Salvation Army employee on the scene could see the definite path of the tornado
· The Salvation Army will be providing lunch to first responders and residents of Verona
· The Salvation Army will be providing spiritual and emotional care on the scene
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church,
has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since
1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army
each year through the broadest array of social services that range from
providing 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. Nationally, approximately 84
cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.