Dallas, Texas (August 23, 2017) – As Tropical Storm Harvey redevelops and threatens the Texas coast, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams across the state are on standby and prepared to respond as needed. Mobile kitchens are stocked and ready and clean up kits and water have already been dispatched to key areas for distribution.
The Salvation Army staff are working closely with the both state and city emergency agencies in anticipation of a widespread relief effort along the coastline potentially from extreme South Texas through Lake Jackson. Rainfall totals of 10-15″ with isolated amounts of 20″ are possible in the area.
“The Salvation Army has more than 115 years of experience in disaster relief efforts since officers were first called to respond to the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It is because of this tradition of service and our mission to meet human need that The Salvation Army stands ready to help,” said Alvin Migues, Emergency Disaster Services Director for the Texas Division. “We will continue to closely monitor the developing situation as Tropical Storm Harvey makes landfall and moves through the region in the coming days. Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers will be ready to respond.”
For the latest information please go to www.disaster.salvationarmy.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmytexas/ and www.twitter.com/salarmytx.
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 130 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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.