The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program Drop Off Locations

The Salvation Army
Lied Renaissance Center
3612 Cuming St., Omaha

Any Methodist Clinic
or Hospital Location

8303 Dodge St., Omaha
707 N 190th Plz, Omaha
717 N 190th Plz, Omaha
16120 W Dodge, Omaha
10710 Fort St, Omaha
10060 Regency Cir, Omaha
8901 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
17675 Welch Plz, Omaha
5908 S 142nd St., Omaha
101 E Centennial Rd, Papillion
3353 L St., Omaha
1001 Risen Son Blvd, Council Bluffs
933 E Pierce St., Council Bluffs

Participating McDonald's Locations
1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs
1607 W Broadway, Council Bluffs
610 30th Ave, Manawa
1608 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue
10777 Q St., Omaha
4404 N 30th St., Omaha
8003 S 84th St., La Vista
18320 Wright St., Omaha
14449 W Center Rd, Omaha
929 E Washington St, Blair
12850 L St., Omaha
8525 S 71st Plz, Papillion
177805 Welsh Plz, Omaha
2410 Cuming St., Omaha
9505 S 144th St., Omaha
7400 N 30th St., Omaha
9009 Military Rd, Omaha
7717 Dodge Rd, Omaha
3404 N 108th St., Omaha
2340 N 72nd St., Omaha
11330 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
14363 S Highway 31, Gretna
3805 N 132nd St., Omaha
4635 N 72nd St., Omaha
3575 N 168th Ct., Omaha
122 S 40th St., Omaha
1410 S Washington St., Papillion
13708 Q St., Omaha
3606 S 84th St., Omaha
3609 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
3909 S 42nd St., Omaha
10201 S 21st St., Bellevue
2760 S 13th St., Omaha
435 E 23rd St., Fremont
100 Willow Rd, Missouri Valley

Kaplan University
5425 N 103rd St., Omaha

Bounce University
11142 Q St., Omaha

Bellevue Senior Center
109 W 22nd Ave., Bellevue

Camelot Senior Center
9270 Cady St., Omaha

Corrigan Senior Center
3819 X St., Omaha

Florence Senior Center
2920 Bondesson St., Omaha

Montclair/Millard Senior Center
2304 S. 134th Ave., Omaha

Omaha Hair Choice
4217 S 120th St., Omaha

1926 S 67th St., Omaha

Classic Pool and Spa
4213 S 120th St., Omaha

Sapp Brothers
14705 Cornhusker Rd #2, Omaha

Peck Law Firm
212 S 74th St #100, Omaha

Rockbrook United Methodist Church
9855 W Center Rd, Omaha


Salvation Army Continues to Meet Needs of Tornado Survivors in the Midwestern US

Severe weather throughout the Midwestern US began early Sunday afternoon and continued through late Sunday evening, with tornadoes tearing through several cities in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. As soon as the storm clouds lifted, The Salvation Army responded, offering food, hydration, shelter and spiritual and emotional care through its network of Corps Community Centers throughout the Midwest.

The Western Division of The Salvation Army, based in Omaha, is on stand-by for additional manpower.

Central Illinois

In the Central Illinois counties of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford, Illinois, most of the damage was centered around Washington, Illinois. Early reports claimed that an F-4 tornado may have entered Washington (15,000 pop.) and the adjoining areas of Tazewell County at approximately 11:45 am on Sunday, November 17. The most affected cities of Pekin, Morton, Washington and East Peoria (combined pop. of 100,000) suffered fully demolished houses, flooding and severe wind damage. Rescue crews worked through the night, while National Guard and Law Enforcement secured the most damaged areas to limit access.

The Salvation Army has deployed mobile kitchens (canteens) and spiritual care officers to assist in the recovery. Since early Sunday afternoon four canteens from Central Illinois have delivered essential nourishment and hydration to the cities of Washington, Pekin, Roanoke and Gifford, Illinois. In addition, some dry clothing items have been delivered to the search and rescue teams by Salvation Army crews. Salvation Army officers have also been deployed to shelters to comfort survivors.

Today these canteens are providing hot drinks and baked goods for rescue and relief workers in the affected areas. The work of assessing and forecasting the immediate needs of this disaster event continues. Until further notification, the Heartland Division (The Salvation Army in Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa) will consider this a long term assignment and plan accordingly. Salvation Army officials request that you “Please keep this area in your prayers as we move towards recovery.”

Metropolitan Chicago

In the Metro Chicago area, The Salvation Army has been at work since Sunday afternoon in Grundy and Will Counties. Today a canteen continued to offer food and hydration to first responders and survivors from a base at Coal City High School.

Southern Illinois

At approximately 2:20 pm Sunday, The Salvation Army dispatched a canteen to Washington County, Illinois for initial response to a report of a tornado touching down in New Minden. Initial reports stated that one house was destroyed, one church was damaged, and there were three confirmed fatalities. Salvation Army Volunteers from Centralia, Illinois assisted with the response effort. The canteen was released by authorities and redeployed to Brookport, Illinois, outside of Paducah, Kentucky, where reports indicated significant tornado damage, with 100 homes affected—50 of those destroyed. A canteen from Paducah is also staged to respond when needed.


How to Help

The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by this storm is make a monetary contribution.


Give online at

By Phone:

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:

To donate via mail, please send your check, designated "November Tornadoes" to:




DES PLAINES, IL 60016-6000

Text to give:

Text STORM to 80888 and reply YES to confirm your donation*.

Terms and conditions:

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at Privacy policy: Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to specify 80888 for help.

Donations of Household Good and Clothing:

Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to

Companies who wish to donate emergency supplies in bulk:

Please contact Bob Eisenhart at (847) 795-3086 or Bob will work with you to determine suitability of donation, our capacity to use it, and where it should be delivered.