AUSTIN, TX (November 1, 2013) – The Salvation Army is on the ground in Austin and surrounding areas with a disaster canteen (mobile kitchen) and personnel coordinating with Local Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the disastrous flooding in Central Texas.
The Salvation Army Austin Area Command has deployed the Williamson County canteen, which is operated year round by a committed group of volunteers, to the Onion Creek area. Another canteen and crew from New Braunfels is providing support in San Marcos with cleanup kits.
Meals and hydration are being provided for first responders and those affected by the flooding. The Salvation Army will provide these services for as long as we are needed.
The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations. Financial donations can be made in the following ways to support The Salvation Army local response to the Central Texas flooding:
MAIL – Send checks to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1000, Austin, Texas 78767.
TEXT to PLEDGE: Text HELPAUSTINAREA to 41444. Include your name and the amount you want to donate.
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 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 The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyaustin.org.