NewsChannel 3 holds Salvation Army phone bank to help Oklahoma tornado victims

Posted at 3:59 PM, May 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-22 17:14:45-04

NewsChannel 3 is opening the Taking Action Help Line to assist in the Salvation Army's Oklahoma tornado relief efforts.

Call: 757-626-0303 to donate during today's broadcast.

The Salvation Army is welcoming cash donations that will help provide food, water, ice and other necessities in the initial response.

It is easy to give to The Salvation Army:
· By phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
· Online at
· In person: 5525 Raby Road, Norfolk, VA 23502, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army – Disaster Relief
P.O. BOX 2536

Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Please make checks payable to “The Salvation Army” and clearly marked “May 2013 Oklahoma Tornadoes.”

Text To Give

You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”*

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs. or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Privacy policy: Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

Did you know:

  • A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
  • A $30 donation provides one food box, containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies
  • A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster
  • A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours
  • A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day