The Salvation Army on Standby as TS Don Approaches South Texas Coast

July 29, 2011 - 2:01 PM EDT
Philip Burn
philip_burn@uss.salvationarmy.org
(214) 956-6243
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Dallas, TX (July 29, 2011): - Salvation Army mobile feeding units (canteens) across Texas have been placed on standby and prepped to provide emergency assistance as Tropical Storm Don approaches the South Texas coastline. While this storm is not expected to have a major impact on Texas, The Salvation Army will be prepared to respond as necessary to the fourth named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.

“The Salvation Army has 43 mobile feeding units in locations throughout Texas that have been placed on standby status as we anticipate the arrival of Tropical Storm Don,” says Major Terry Israel, Divisional Secretary in Texas. “We want to assure the public that The Salvation Army stands ready to respond and provide physical, emotional and spiritual support in times of emergency.”

If contacted by local emergency management personnel, each feeding unit can be deployed within minutes and can serve first responders and storm victims steadily for a 24-hour period before restocking. In addition to the fleet of mobile feeding units, The Salvation Army in Texas can also call on a field kitchen, a communications unit and a command center should a large scale response be needed. 

The Salvation Army continues to monitor the situation and stands ready to serve as needed.

Twittercue: #Salarmy on standby for TS Don

 For more information about The Salvation Army emergency disaster services program or to support The Salvation Army's emergency relief efforts please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, call1-800-SAL-ARMY, or contact your local Salvation Army Corps.  For current information on Salvation Army disaster activities, follow on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

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 About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Contact:

Philip Burn, Sr. Director of Public & Media Relations, The Salvation Army: 214-418-9536

Jennifer Dodd, Public & Media Relations, The Salvation Army: 214-956-6269

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