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GOVERNOR WALKER THANKS THE SALVATION ARMY FOR OFFERING ASSISTANCE TO TORNADO VICTIMS

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Released 24 May 2011

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Faithe Colas, Community Relations Director

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Wauwatosa, WI (May 24th, 2011) Governor Scott Walker toured the area and offered his thanks yesterday to The Salvation Army for reaching out to the victims of the recent tornado that swept through La Crosse.  Pounding rain and swirling winds raced through La Crosse late Sunday afternoon, tearing the roofs off buildings, uprooting trees and knocking down garages.  

 

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Teams responded to a tornado that touched down on the south side of LaCrosse late Sunday afternoon damaging more than 200 homes and businesses.  The Salvation Army deployed its mobile feeding unit providing meals to recovery ad response teams and families affected by Sunday’s tornado.  Clean up kits and vouchers for emergency lodging and clothing have also been provided by The Salvation Army to those families impacted by Sunday’s tornado. Four hundred additional clean up kits will arrive in LaCrosse today.  For families in need of a clean up kit please call The Salvation Army LaCrosse at 608-782-6126. 

 

To make a monetary donation for those affected by the tornado in LaCrosse mail your donation to The Salvation Army, Divisional Headquarters, 11315 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI  53226 Attn:  LaCrosse Tornado Effort or call 1-800-264-6412.

 

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Photo Caption:  Governor Scott Walker holds a news conference at the site where The Salvation Army’s Emergency Canteen is stationed in LaCrosse.

 

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

 


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