Salvation Army tornado donations overwhelming, only accepting cash now
Ambulance crews in the disaster zone.
So many people have donated clothes and other goods to the Salvation Army in the wake of Sunday's tornado that the organization can't accept any more.
"In just two days we've filled two whole semi-trucks with all the food, clothing, diapers, hygiene products, and other items needed by tornado survivors," Darryl Leedom, Twin Cities Salvation Army Commander, said in a statement. "We deeply appreciate the outpouring of support."
That doesn't mean you can't still help.
The organization says it still needs monetary donations to provide survivors with financial assistance, gas cards, food vouchers, and other necessities. Connect with it via its website, calling 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769), or by sending a check to The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. Make sure to designate your gift "metro storm."
More on the tornado:
- Minneapolis tornado kills one person, rips up homes
- Twin Cities tornado damage 2011: Your photos
- Minneapolis tornado: Videos from the scene
- Pawlenty strangely silent on tornado damage to Minnesota
- Minneapolis tornado "exclusion zone" map and details
- Rybak declares disaster, City Council plans emergency meeting
- Xcel says 11,000 tornado victims still without power
- Rob MacIntyre, Raptor Resource Project director, ID'd as tornado victim
- How to help tornado victims in North Minneapolis
- Minneapolis City Council OKs disaster declaration
- Floyd David Whitfield named second tornado casualty
- Minneapolis tornado rated up to EF 2
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