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SALVATION ARMY JOPLIN DISASTER SOCIAL SERVICES NOW OPEN AT OASIS

Emergency services and assistance free to the public

Joplin, MO:- The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Social Services has relocated from The Bridge to The Salvation Army Oasis located on the corner of 26th & Main effective today. Joplin residents in need of social service support for food, clothing, gas, meals, beverages, toiletries and other critical support and information will find assistance at the Oasis from 9-5 p.m. daily. All Salvation Army Emergency services and assistance are free to the public.

What Joplin residents will find at The Salvation Army Oasis:

  • Meals
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Beverages
  • Gas
  • Social Service Assistance
  • Lost & Found
  • The Hope Station

Other Emergency Disaster Services Ongoing in Joplin:

The 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.

The 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. This event will take place nightly until the 4th of July. For more information on the HOPE Station visit www.thehopestation.org.

The Salvation Army Lost & Found located on the corner of 26th & Main at The Salvation Army Oasis is now open daily from 9-5 p.m. The Salvation Army Lost & Found is a place where the community can come and bring lost family items to be reunited with owners.

Monetary donations:

The best way to help Joplin now is to call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org to make a donation by credit card.

Donations of used Household Goods and Clothing

Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In time of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

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 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.

 

Source: Faithe Colas: Public Information Officer

 

Submitted by: The Salvation Army USA Central Territory Office of Public and Corporate Relations

Released by: The Salvation Army Southern Territory Communications Bureau

 

 

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