The Salvation Army in Siouxland has mobilized two teams of trained disaster response workers to assist residents and first responders impacted by six tornadoes that hit various Siouxland communities on Friday evening..
Saturday morning, Salvation Army disaster response units were serving residents and aid workers in Macy and Wayne, Nebraska.
Included in the response team is Rob Ouellette, a Wayne state alumnus, who is employed as a Salvation Army program director in Sioux City and is an experienced crisis counselor.
The Salvation Army is prepared to meet not only immediate physical needs, but to provide emotional and trauma counseling to those impacted by the storms.
The Salvation Army is coordinating it services with the local governments, the American Red Cross, and other providers, so that the residents of the Siouxland communities impacted by the storm receive needed services and support.
At the present time, the Salvation Army is not accepting donations of clothes or other items for the victims.
The best way to help is a monetary donation. Donations should be marked “tornado relief” and can be sent to PO Box 783, Sioux City, IA 51102.