Here are some things you need to know about The Salvation Army of Wake County's efforts to help those in Texas. Please share this information with others as well.
- Deploying 42 mobile kitchens and two field kitchens to Texas. In addition to units already based in Texas, mobile kitchens from Arkansas and Oklahoma are being sent to the region over the weekend.
- Each of these Salvation Army mobile kitchens can serve an average of 1,500 meals per day.
- Staging emergency supplies such as cleanup kits, water, and food at its 100,000 sq. ft. disaster center in Arlington, Texas, and at points nearer to the coast.
- Working closely with local and state emergency management officials and nonprofit partner organizations like AmeriCares (which is providing bottled water) and Midwest Food Bank (which is providing food boxes).
- Positioning disaster leadership teams in San Antonio, Galveston/Texas City, Houston, and Corpus Christi.
- Preparing units in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states to respond to potential flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
- Staffing the Texas State Operations Center in Austin, TX, and FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.
- The Salvation Army of Corpus Christi is concentrating their early efforts to feed 200 first-responders that are staged at the FEMA Safety Shelter.
- Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Mail checks to: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301 Please designate 'Hurricane Harvey' on all checks.
- To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555
The Salvation Army recruits and deploys trained and screened disaster workers who are affiliated with a local Salvation Army unit. To register as a disaster worker:
- Register online at http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/volunteer/new/
- Call The Salvation Army of Wake County at (919) 834-6733
The following link will provide you the latest information on what's happening on the ground in Texas http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/news/2017/08/30/hurricane-harvey-the-salvation-army-disaster-relief-update