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The Salvation Army Assists Tornado Survivors in Reading, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Salvation Army continues to provide support today to the town of Reading, Kansas, after a tornado damaged much of the community last night.

A team of Salvation Army emergency disaster service workers based out of Emporia arrived in Reading at 1 am this morning to assist survivors and first responders. The team will continue to provide support today by offering meals, snacks and drinks from a mobile feeding kitchen and also through emotional and spiritual support.

“We are here to serve in whatever way we can,” said Dee Smith, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army. “And we will not leave until all the needs in Reading are met.”

Financial donations to The Salvation Army to assist tornado survivors are welcome. Text the word ARMY to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Designate the donation “Reading Tornado”. To donate online, go to www.salvationarmy.us.

 

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.