The Salvation Army Reaching Unserved Areas After North Texas Tornadoes

DALLAS, Texas (October 24, 2019) – The Salvation Army North Texas Area Command shifted its geographic focus farther east for lunch service yesterday to Dallas’s northeast suburb of Richardson. A catering truck roamed through affected areas of the community to serve food, water, and snacks.

Farther east, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services staff drove through Garland and Sachse in an effort to identify areas of need, while a second EDS truck remained on the west side of Dallas roaming the area near Love Field airport.

For dinner, 50 meals were delivered to a respite center where disaster survivors can access food and others services, open 7 a.m.. to 7 p.m.. each day. 100 additional meals were served to residents at Southwind Apartments who remain without power. Due to significant structural damage sustained in the storms these apartments have been condemned and residents must move out today. The property management is placing the residents in other apartments that they manage.

To date, The Salvation Army has provided 549 meals, 932 drinks, 952 snacks and made 25 emotional and spiritual care contacts.

Financial donations can be made at helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY to support response efforts. For the latest Salvation Army disaster 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, 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