In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Salvation Army is supporting one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history. To date, The Salvation Army has deployed 71 mobile feeding units to Texas. Twenty-nine additional units are on standby to support the state of Louisiana if Harvey’s rains cause severe flooding there and additional feeding units are on standby across the country to help if needed.
Four Salvation Army shelters have opened their doors to those evacuating their homes – Harbor Light Center for men, Sally’s House for women, Family Residence and Conroe Red Shield Lodge. Salvation Army units are ready to move in and serve those in need. Other locations remain on standby to serve.
The Salvation Army is helping with rescue efforts in Galveston County and the Center of Hope chapel and classrooms have been made available to shelter people on Galveston Island. In Texas City, Captains Patrick and Jennifer Jones continue to support sheltering operations at the Vincent Community Center that already is housing more than 100 people.
CORPUS CHRISTI AREA:
Service continues in the Corpus Christi area where an Incident Command Team from Oklahoma and Arkansas began service on Monday. Seven mobile kitchens from that team, in addition to units from Laredo, McAllen, Corpus Christi and Dallas Fort Worth are serving. The Salvation Army McAllen mobile kitchen continues to serve meals, snacks and hydration to residents seeking assistance and to first responders.
The cities of Rockport and Aransas Pass found themselves directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey and sustained significant damage. A Salvation Army team from Oklahoma has established service in Rockport while a second unit will continue to provide support in Aransas Pass.
The City of Dallas is preparing a shelter at the Dallas Convention Center and The Salvation Army will assume the responsibility of feeding those who stay there.
Additional units remain staged in San Antonio preparing for deployment as areas become accessible.
Kerrville team serving meals at two local shelters. Temple Corps has opened an emergency shelter. Two mobile kitchens from Austin serving at a shelter in Seadrift, Texas. Lubbock mobile kitchen served in Belton, outside Temple.
To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800- SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555.
We are currently Not accepting Gifts In Kind Donations at this time.