Dallas, TX (May 20, 2015) – Another night of powerful storms, including several damaging tornadoes, called for multiple response efforts from The Salvation Army in North Texas.
Three mobile kitchens from the Dallas Forth Area Command have been deployed serving meals, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors in Mineral Wells, Bridgeport and Runaway Bay. Several homes and businesses sustained major damage following tornado touch downs in these cities.
Meanwhile, Salvation Army assistance continues in the city of Van where the mobile kitchen from the Tyler Corps remains stationed at the Mobile Command Post located at the Van Memorial Stadium & Sports Complex, 1085 N. Maple Van, TX 75790. On Tuesday, 731 meals were served along with 1,476 beverages, and 367 snacks. Additionally, the Grand Saline Service Unit and the Kaufman Service Unit provided emergency assistance for the affected families in Van at the Multi-Agency Resource Center from May 14-16.
More rain has resulted in continued severe flooding in the Corpus Christi area where the mobile kitchen, located at Banquete Jr. High School, 4339 S. 4th Street, Robstown, TX 78339, served 60 meals on Tuesday.
To make a financial donation to support the disaster response in Van please go to http://tsatx.org/vanstorm
If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Texas, or to become a local disaster volunteer, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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About The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services:
“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
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.
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