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The Salvation Army Offers Financial Aid to Reading, KS, Tornado Survivors

 KANSAS CITY, MO – The Salvation Army is moving into a new phase of disaster assistance for residents of Reading, Kansas, which was devastated by a tornado late Saturday night.

Salvation Army caseworkers are providing financial aid to tornado survivors to help with immediate needs such as food, clothing, medicine, shelter, bedding and baby products.

The financial help center got underway today through Thursday at the Reading elementary school. The hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. Beginning Friday, residents from Reading in need of financial assistance should go to The Salvation Army community center in Emporia, located at 327 Constitution Street. Residents are asked to bring with them a picture ID or documents showing their address, if possible.

Meanwhile, The Salvation Army continues mass feeding operations in Reading.  Since Sunday morning, emergency disaster services personnel have provided meals, snacks and cold drinks to more than 500 people, including emergency workers, volunteers and residents. 

Local TV Station Partners with the Army to Help Missouri and Kansas Tornado Victims

KSHB-TV,Kansas City’s NBC Action News Station, has partnered with The Salvation Army to raise funds for tornado relief efforts in Joplin,Missouri and Reading,Kansas. All this week on NBC Action News at 5:00 and 6:00 pm, phone lines will be open and representatives from The Salvation Army will be accepting cash donations. The phone number to call to donate is 816.932.HELP (4357). The lines will be open each day from 5:00-7:00 pm. On Monday, NBC Action News viewers generously donated $59,300 in the two-hour telethon.

“The station was pleased to partner with the Salvation Army and provide a vehicle for our loyal viewers in the Kansas City area to help our neighbors in Joplin and Reading. We’ll be working together all week with The Salvation Army to raise funds and help anyway we can,” said Mike Vrabac, vice president and general manager for KSHB/KMCI-TV.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

 Released by The Salvation Army Southern Territory Communications Bureau.

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