The Salvation Army provides assistance to tornado victims in Orrick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Salvation Army continues to provide assistance to the residents of Orrick, Mo., after a tornado ripped through the town Saturday afternoon.

A mobile feeding unit, along with two volunteers, is currently providing food, snacks and drinks to residents, first responders, and others assisting in cleanup efforts. According to a press release, the unit served 60 people Saturday evening.

A social services center will be opening on Monday at the Orrick Lion’s Club to help with further assistance. The center will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

On Sunday afternoon, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency for the area, including Marshall, Mo. Marshall was hit by an EF-1 tornado. The tornado in Orrick was rated an EF-2.

To help those in Orrick, you can make a monetary donation by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mailing a check to: The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. The check should designate “Orrick, Missouri Tornado”

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