The Salvation Army Mobilizes for Flood Assistance in Texas

Freeport, Texas

The Salvation Army Freeport Corps is responding to flooding across Brazoria County, Texas. Residents are still dealing with massive flooding after the area was drenched during last week’s storms. “The County Emergency Manager asked us to be prepared to assist and we have our teams out providing a hot meal and a word of encouragement” stated Freeport Corps Officer Captain Justin Vincent. The Freeport Corps has expanded its normal community feeding programs to include those who are able to come to the Corps for their meals along with roving canteen services in other areas of the county.  Vincent added, “We have our shelter prepared to receive additional guests that are coming to us from the affected areas. Some homes have reported as much as 5′-6′ of water”

Many of the residents are still recovering from  2016  river flooding when the Brazos River was reported at nearly 12 ft over its normal levels. “We see many weather related events across Texas this time of year and we are prepared to respond quickly when there is a need. We are in prayer for all the families that have been affected” ” stated Divisional Disaster Services Director Alvin Migues. 

For more information on The Salvation Army’s current disaster response efforts or to donate please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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Source: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org