The Salvation Army and Twin Cities-based Polaris are teaming up to assist in tornado relief efforts to the South.

Polaris, headquartered in Medina, is donating several pallets of a model of generator that is particularly helpful in recharging communications devices. The generators were shipped Tuesday to the Salvation Army's disaster relief center in Oklahoma City.

"In such difficult times, the relief efforts orchestrated by the Salvation Army create a lifeline that brings food, clothing, and other essentials to those desperately in need," Polaris CEO Scott Wine said in a statement.

"Coordinating the deployment of those resources is a herculean task requiring reliable communications and with the donation of these generators, we are proud to assist the Salvation Army in this humanitarian mission," Wine added.

The models delivered are particularly fuel-efficient, quieter than other generators and compact in design.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized. Donors are encouraged to give online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Contributors can also text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation on a cellphone.