Historical Floods in Texas

Friday, May 29, 2015

Video courtesy of The Salvation Army Southern Territory. After a series of punishing tornadoes and thunderstorms, the state of Texas is suffering from dangerous and historical flooding.  The…

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31 Days of Severe Weather in Texas

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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….

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The Salvation Army in Central Texas Responding to Memorial Weekend Floods

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Contributed by Philip Burn and originally posted in The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services website. Following intense Memorial weekend storms, record flooding has devastated areas of Central Texas. The Salvation…

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“By the grace of God we are still standing” North Texas Storms Continue

Friday, May 22, 2015

Contributed by Philip Burn and originally posted in The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services website. Christina Lopez and her family were at home on Tuesday evening, close to Bridgeport, Texas,…

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Salvation Army Serving North Texas Following Deadly Tornadoes

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) crews are serving the North Texas communities of Granbury and Cleburne after a powerful storm system producing multiple tornadoes caused significant damage…

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Relief Continues in West, Texas Following Explosion

Friday, April 19, 2013

Post courtesy of Philip Burn with The Salvation Army Texas Division. Dallas, TX (April 18, 2013) – As day break arrived the enormity of the task facing first…

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Post courtesy of Philip Burn with The Salvation Army Texas Division. Dallas, TX (April 18, 2013) – The Salvation Army is responding after a large explosion at a fertilizer…

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NFL Linebacker Tackles Substance Abuse Through SA

Monday, July 23, 2012
Photo Credit: Ron Jenkins/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via Associated Press

At 6’7 and 280 pounds, it’s difficult to imagine past NFL linebacker John Corker as “weak”. But for years, the one-time Green bay Packer was dominated by his own dependence on drugs all the while playing defense for various teams.

“I was probably smoking $1,200 a day and playing pro football at the same time,” he said. “How my heart didn’t burst, I can’t tell you that.”

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Responding To Dallas/Ft. Worth Tornadoes

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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In response to the 12 tornadoes that struck the Dallas/Fort Worth area, The Salvation Army deployed two mobile kitchens to provide food, hydration, and emotional comfort to people in two locations, including the Kelly area of Arlington and The Salvation Army community center in Pleasant Grove where local residents have sought a safe place to stay during the storms. The mobile vehicles may move to new locations depending on changing needs or emerging situations.

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Communities Rally in Support of Wildfire Victims

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Salvation Army opened a new Central Texas Wildfire Relief Center in Austin on Friday. The center, located at 12317 Technology Blvd. Suite 300, serves as a distribution point for donated items to wildfire survivors. Families and individuals who lost their homes can select donated items: clothing, shoes, toiletries, water and household items. Additionally, The Salvation Army is providing gift cards to those in need.

Seventy-eight volunteers responded to our appeal for help last week and sorted through the overwhelming number of items received from donations. The KXAN’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” campaign brought in several truck loads of items. Many thanks to the dedicated volunteers and staff who helped organize and distribute the donations!

Although the fires in Bastrop County have been mostly contained, the distribution center will remain open this week, Monday-Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army mobile feeding units are still active in Bastrop County, providing food and drinks to those in need. Since arriving in Bastrop County, Salvation Army feeding units have served more than 23,500 drinks, 6,000 snacks and 1,600 meals.

For more information on The Salvation Army distribution, please call (512) 476-1111.

If you’d like to donate monetarily, you can do so online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Checks can be sent to:

The Salvation Army
PO BOX 36607
Dallas, TX 75235

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