The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) relief efforts continue in the state of Texas after record flooding and severe weather remain a threat in several Texas locations.
A widespread severe weather emergency remains in effect for most of the Lone Star state with more rain and possible tornadoes forecast through the end of this week. The Salvation Army’s disaster response in Texas began on April 26th and has continued for the 31 days.
Salvation Army personnel and volunteers have deployed nine mobile feeding units throughout the state with volunteers and staff providing meals, snacks, hydration and spiritual and emotional care to first responders, law enforcement and residents.
Since activation in April, Salvation Army personnel and volunteers have given 2,963 hours of service to those impacted by the Texas storms. Emergency disaster services teams have provided 14,511 meals, 10,229 snacks, 20,979 beverages, and emotional & spiritual care to 449 individuals in need.
In addition, The Salvation Army has also provided over 600 clean up kits to residents affected by the flooding and tornadoes.
The state of Texas has been affected by severe weather in other cities these past few weeks. To learn more about The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services and our ongoing relief efforts, please visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.
How to Help:
Monetary donations allow The Salvation Army to quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims. If you’d like to provide support for those affected, please consider giving a financial donation at: http://tsatx.org/floodandtornadorelief
If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Texas, or to become a local disaster volunteer, please click here.
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