Clark County, IN – Late this afternoon a severe weather system produced several powerful tornadoes in the Southern Indiana counties of Clark and Washington. The worst damage was in the area of I-65 with the small town of Henryville getting most of the damage. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service teams from New Albany, IN were deployed as soon as it was safe to proceed into the damaged areas.
Currently, The Salvation Army is providing food for nearly 400 victims and emergency responders at the Washington County Command Center in New Pekin, IN. In Clark county, The Salvation Army is providing food for 200 people at the Red Cross shelter set-up in Charlestown High School.
In addition, The Salvation Army has dispatched canteens (mobile kitchens) to the heavily damaged town of Henryville. “Right now we’re just trying to assess what’s needed and provide support to the victims of these storms,” says Major Steve Kiger of the New Albany Salvation Army. “Our services will be changing and expanding over the next 24 hours, and we’re going to be meeting needs here for a long time.”
The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve victims is to make a monetary donation.You can make a donation ONLINE at http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/storms or you can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Cell phone users can make a $10.00 donation by texting* “storm” to 80888, to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
Donations marked “Indiana Disaster Relief” can also be mailed or delivered in person to The Salvation Army, 1110 Union Street, Lafayette, IN 47904.