Dallas, Tx. - The Salvation Army Texas Division Emergency Disaster Services presented Mr. Randy O’Dell of The Salvation Army Austin Area Command with a Certificate of Appreciation for Exemplary Community Service, signed by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, at the 1st Annual Williamson County “Giving Back” Fundraiser on Thursday October 08, 2015 in recognition of his leadership and devotion to the needs of his and many other communities.
Randy has led response efforts to many man-made and natural disasters including the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion of April 2013 and most recently, the Severe Weather and Floods affecting the San Marcos and Wimberley community last spring. In addition to his volunteer service with The Salvation Army, Randy has coordinated with other non-profit organizations and causes, including Operation Liberty Hill, a Read & Feed program in Georgetown, along with many other community events.
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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.