Salvation Army Provides Clean Up Kits & Refreshment to Texas Storm Survivors

December 28, 2015
Philip Burn | philip_burn@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Provides Clean Up Kits & Refreshment to Texas Storm Survivors

Dallas, Texas (December 27, 2015) – Following the touchdown of nine confirmed tornadoes in the North Texas area on Saturday evening, four Salvation Army mobile kitchens served in affected areas on Sunday while clean up kits were provided in multiple locations.

Almost constant rain on Sunday continued to hamper the work of first responders. It is anticipated that residents will be able to return to many of the affected neighborhoods on Monday to survey the damage to their homes. The Salvation Army will provide roving meal and hydration service along with emotional and spiritual care beginning on Monday.

Lunch was served in four locations on Sunday:
- Community Center, 5300 Main Street in Rowlett
- Lakeview Centennial High School, 3505 Hayman Drive in Garland
- Longbranch Elementary School, 6631 FM 1387 in Midlothian
- Frank D. Moates Elementary School, 1500 Heritage in Glenn Heights

Household clean up kits that include a mop, squeegee, bucket, sponge, rubber gloves, and other cleaning supplies were provided to storm survivors at:
- Community Center, 5300 Main Street in Rowlett
- The Salvation Army, 451 West Avenue D., in Garland
- Longbranch Elementary School, 6631 FM 1387 in Midlothian

The Salvation Army will continue to operate mobile canteen service in affected communities while making preparations to assist in the Multi Agency Resource Center.

Donations to support the ongoing Salvation Army response efforts can be made by texting STORM to 51555, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or online at 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: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

For the most up-to-date emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army in Texas, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow latest updates on Twitter @SalArmyTXEDS and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalArmyTXEDS.

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.

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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.

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