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Salvation Army supports survivors after Chetek, Wis. tornado

Added on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chetek, Wis. – The Salvation Army is on the ground in Chetek, Wisconsin, where one person was killed and at least 25 others injured when a tornado hit Tuesday evening.

Staff and volunteers, along with one mobile kitchen, are there providing food, drinks and support to survivors and first responders.

The Salvation Army will remain in Chetek as long as it’s needed, ready to provide assistance with things like rent or hotel vouchers, as well as helping homeowners who lost everything in the tornado.

How you can help

Monetary donations are the most critical need at this point. You can donate in the following ways:

  • Text CHETEK to 41444
  • Call 1-800-264-6412 to donate by phone
  • Mail a check, payable to The Salvation Army and clearly marked “Chetek Tornado” to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 8, Rice Lake, Wis. 54868

How your donations help

  •  $10 feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
  • $30 buys one food box for a family of four, or one clean-up kit
  • $100 provides food and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency crews
  • $250 supplies a hot meal for 100 people
  • $500 runs one mobile kitchen for an entire day

Donations of household goods and clothing

Due to the changing nature of an emergency, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that indvidual donations of household good or clothing will be sent to the disaster area. However, Salvation Army Family Stores near Chetek will be a valuable resources for survivors. Your local store is always in need of your donations to support your own community, as well.

Visit to find drop off locations nearest you.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for  more than 150 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to