UPDATE: You did it! We have surpassed $20,000 raised today! Thank you Central IL!
Cromwell Radio Group and WAND TV are proud to partner with the Salvation Army to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army is a well equipped organization with decades of experience of bringing food and shelter to people in times of crisis. 100% of the funds raised from this event will go directly to the efforts of serving victims of this natural disaster. We will broadcast live from 5am-5pm at WAND at 904 W South Side Drive TODAY in an effort to collect money to provide help to those in need. Below is a list of the ways you can give.
While we understand the desire of many to provide goods like clothing, water, blankets and more to the victims…the greatest good is accomplished by providing funds so that food and shelter can be provided in the immediate future. The efforts there will be long term and there will be many additional ways to help down the road.
We ask that you join us. Drive through at WAND today from 5am-5pm with your monetary donations. We are eager to show the victims of Hurricane Harvey how much we care here in Central IL.
Donations can be made by:
2. Check: The Salvation Army (Hurricane Harvey in the memo)
3. Text to Give: (uses your credit card and you determine the amount) Text: DECATURHARVEY (all one word) to the number 41444
4. Credit Card: The Salvation Army has a credit card machine on site and can take your donation today
Below are some details about how the Salvation Army is serving as a result of this disaster.
Continues to serve in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Irma is considered to be one of the most serious hurricane threats to Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army will need and deploy more personnel than on any other weather event in the organization’s history. With a presence in every zip code in the United States, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
“Response efforts to these catastrophic weather events will be costly and last for years,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, The Salvation Army’s National Community Relations and Development Secretary. “With generous public support, The Salvation Army will be here to help the millions affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma for as long as they’re in need.”
100 percent of designated gifts will be used in support of those affected by both weather events.
Disaster Relief Overview
· Deployed 95 mobile feeding units
o Each mobile feeding unit can serve up to 1,500 meals per day
· Set up two field kitchens
o Each field kitchen can serve up to 15,000 meals per day
· Served 280,708 meals
· Distributed 4,737 food boxes
· Served 280,811 drinks
· Distributed 6,374 comfort kits
· Distributed 1,308 clean-up kits
· Provided 38,999 hours of employee and volunteer service
· Served 215,419 snacks
· Provided emotional and spiritual care to 19,261 first responders and survivors
· Delivered mobile shower units to George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston