Salvation Army Loads Up And Heads Out To Help Hurricane Ida Victims


Tuesday, August 31st 2021, 8:23 am
By: Tevis Hillis


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Salvation Army volunteers are heading to Louisiana with enough equipment to help feed Hurricane Ida victims. 

“They can feed between 400-500 meals per shift as they go out there. So, you can imagine we usually do two meals a day, so each one they do anywhere between 800 to 1,000 meals per unit when they go out to these different locations,” said Douglas McClure with the Salvation Army.  

Crews heading to Louisiana will have supplies to help, including water, cleanup kits, food, and shelter supplies. 

When the salvation army of Oklahoma received the request to help it only took a few hours before they had people and supplies ready to go. 

They are sending 16 people in 8 units.  

People from across the state are heading down there with people from Oklahoma City, Enid, Ardmore, Lawton, Altus, Chickasha, and Tulsa. 

More than 150 Oklahomans are on the Gulf Coast right now, lending their hand to help with disaster relief. 

This includes 24 state agencies. 

The Salvation Army is accepting donations-they say this is going straight to relief supplies if you would like to donate:  

Donate Online: helpsalvationarmy.org   

Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)