Evacuation Order in Montgomery County Triggers Response from The Salvation Army in Houston

May 24, 2015
Philip Burn | philip_burn@uss.salvationarmy.org | (214) 956-6243

Houston, TX (May 24, 2015) – Due to the heavy rainfall and the risk to those living around Lewis Creek Dam, Montgomery County’s Emergency Office has issued an evacuation for residents in the area.

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston deployed its Conroe Corps canteen (mobile kitchen) this morning and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Red Cross shelter set up at Lone Star Community Center, located at 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery, Texas.

Mobile kitchens from the Pasadena Corps and Northwest Corps have been placed on standby. 

“With heavy rain expected today and tomorrow, we are ready to support emergency relief efforts any way we can,” said Major Chris Flanagan, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Houston. “The Salvation Army is here to help those most in need in our community.”

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has also been responding to several other severe weather relief efforts across the state. To make a financial donation to support The Salvation Army flood and tornado relief efforts, please go to http://tsatx.org/floodandtornadorelief

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: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To learn more about The Salvation Army of Greater Houston, please visit SalvationArmyHouston.org or follow us on our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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In this community since 1889, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, shelter, disaster relief, counseling, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. Each year nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army. About 86.3 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support those services in Houston and 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmyhouston.org

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