Released 7 June 2011
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The Salvation Army
1130 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Joplin, MO (June 7,
2011) The Salvation Army Emergency
Disaster Service has opened a lost and found at the Recovery Center located on
the corner of 26th & Main. Joplin
residents can drop off items they find of individuals affected by the May 22
tornado. The Salvation Army Lost &
Found is a place where the community can come and bring lost family items to be
reunited with their owners.
“As recovery and clean up begins individuals will
find in the
tornado debris precious family photo’s and heirlooms of their
neighbors. We’re asking individuals to bring those
items such as Bible’s, trophies, awards and other personal items of value
Salvation Army Lost & Found,” said Captain Jason Poff, Joplin
Army Worship & Community Center officer.
Other Emergency Disaster Services Ongoing
Salvation Army is partnering with HOPE Station to provide hope
to the Joplin community. This
will be a 5 week event which will include music, art, food, worship and
opportunities for people to share their stories of hope.
campaign now in progress and is also held at the Salvation Army's Oasis off
26th and Main. Included is a nightly dinner,
live music, a kid’s station with donated toys, guest speakers, and more.
event will take place nightly until the 4th of July. For
more information on the HOPE Station
Monetary donations to help The Salvation Army’s
tornado relief efforts in Reading, Joplin and Sedalia may be
sent to: The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Please
designate the donation
“Tornado Relief”. Cell phone users may also text the word
to 80888 to make a $10 donation charged to their cell phone bill (text
and/or messaging charges may apply). Credit card donations may be made by
calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or going to www.stl-SalvationArmy.org.
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 30 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. About 82 cents of every dollar
raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities
nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.