|This report dated:|
|Thursday, May 6, 1999|
The Salvation Army continues to provide round-the-clock disaster relief services to residents of the Oklahoma City area. To date, Salvation Army relief workers have assisted more than 13,000 persons, served more than 7,000 meals and distributed over 11,000 beverages. Twenty-four mobile canteens are roaming devastated neighborhoods to provide food, beverages and snacks for emergency workers and homeowners. In addition, two warehouses have been opened to distribute bottled water, non-perishable food, blankets, baby items, toys and children's books, cleaning supplies, non-prescription medications, work gloves, tents and other necessities primarily collected by communities near the devastation.
In addition, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) continues to provide amateur radio support for all phases of tornado relief. SATERN also is accepting requests via the Internet for information about the health and welfare of loved ones in the Oklahoma City area. To request such assistance, go to http://welcome.to/satern/