Tornadoes damage Arkansas and Oklahoma towns, here is how you can help

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The Salvation Army is preparing for more bad weather as storms continue to hammer the region.

Yesterday tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county.

The Salvation Army says they are in contact with Emergency Managers across Arkansas.

The Salvation Army’s Arkansas-Oklahoma Division has placed disaster response teams and mobile feeding units across the division on stand-by as more storms are expected to move through the area.

Multiple locations in Arkansas sustained damage due to high winds, tornadoes, and hail.


The Salvation Army staff is also evaluating Quapaw, Oklahoma after it sustained damage in yesterday’s storms.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a State of Emergency for Ottawa County after a tornado killed one person and destroyed several buildings.

The organization says they are prepared to provide care and compassion to those affected by storms as well as provide food and hydration.

They say monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

To donate to the Arkansas tornado relief, head to the Salvation Army’s website.

You can also donate by calling 1-800-725-2769 or make a $10 donation by texting the word “STORM” to 80888.