The Tomahawk Salvation Army is passionate about the following information it provided for the March 22 newspaper:
Those involved with The Salvation Army in Tomahawk have passed along four ways people here can contribute towards disaster relief efforts in Japan in wake of earthquake and tsunami devastation. Currently, those interested in aiding relief efforts are encouraged to give monetary donations since they offer great flexibility and enable local disaster responders to purchase exactly what is needed as close to the disaster zone as possible.
•Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
•By phone: call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) and give a donation by credit card.
•On-line at: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org
•By mail: Send your check, marked “Japan earthquake relief” to: The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Relief Fund, PO Box 630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728.
At this time, The Salvation Army is not accepting donations of goods or household items (gifts-in-kind) from the general public for disaster relief operations in Japan.
The Salvation Army has provided emotional, spiritual and physical care to individuals and families in need throughout Japan since 1895. Currently, 81 active officers and 1,068 employees operate 57 church and community centers, 12 small social service stations, two hospitals and more than 20 institutions serving children, seniors, the addicted and other at-risk populations. Due to the Army’s extensive presence, it is considered unlikely that volunteers from the United States will be needed for initial recovery efforts.
Locally, The Salvation Army has an office at 108 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk.