Local Salvation Army Heading to Oklahoma to Feed Thousands

Wichita Falls, TX. - Oklahoma tornado victims will soon be getting some extra help from Texans.

The Wichita Falls Salvation Army is packing up a mobile feeding unit to provide hot meals and cold water to people cleaning up debris.

The unit can feed fifteen hundred people a day and is one of five that are being sent from across the state.

A team made up of three volunteers will run the unit for the next two weeks.

Their first stop is Oklahoma City where they will immediately cook a beef stew dinner, then they will be assigned their location.

All the supplies for the rest of their meals will be bought from the Oklahoma area to help refuel their economy.

Captain Gregory Shannon says something as simple as a hot meal can go a long way for people who are trying to rebuild their lives.

"What we have is families who are out there everyday, all day long, picking up, salvaging what they can, what they can find, clearing debris, trash away, it's hard work, it's hot it's tiring and emotionally draining," says Captain Shannon.

Volunteers do have to be trained before being allowed to work on a mobile feeding unit but if you want to help out Captain Shannon says they are still in need of monetary donations so they can purchase supplies.

You can donate at The Salvation Army website.

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