The Salvation Army Providing Support Following Flooding in South Texas
Dallas, TX (June 15, 2013) - Heavy rain along the Rio Grande valley has caused significant flooding in a number of South Texas border counties. In response, The Salvation Army has deployed it's mobile kitchen from Laredo to Eagle Pass and has been requested to serve dinner on Saturday night to 400 people at the city shelter.
Additional support will be provided by The Salvation Army Williamson County disaster canteen, capable of serving up to 2,500 meals per day, which is en route from the Austin area to Eagle Pass. This mobile kitchen is unique in the fact that it is permanently staffed by committed Salvation Army volunteers, who respond at a moments notice to calls for assistance throughout Texas and beyond. Having recently served in West following the explosion and in North Texas after tornadoes struck Hood and Johnson Counties, the Williamson County volunteers will be serving 3 meals a day in Eagle Pass for as long as is needed.
To help, people are encouraged to make a financial donation at www.SalvationArmyTexas.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.