Salvation Army Response Efforts Continue Following Texas Tornadoes

December 30, 2015
Philip Burn | philip_burn@uss.salvationarmy.org

Salvation Army Response Efforts Continue Following Texas Tornadoes

Dallas, Texas (December 29, 2015) – The Salvation Army is continuing extensive response operations across the Dallas area in the wake of this week’s tornadoes.

Beginning Monday, residents of some of the worst affected communities were allowed back to inspect and begin salvaging belongings from their homes for the first time since the storms hit on Saturday evening. Five Salvation Army mobile feeding units have been roving in these neighborhoods providing meals in Garland, Rowlett, the Ovilla/Glenn Heights area and Collin County.  Emotional and spiritual care teams are also in place in these communities.

Mobile kitchens will continue to provide meals for first responders and survivors on Wednesday in addition to fixed feedings sites at:
• Herfurth Elementary, 7500 Miller Road- Rowlett
• Grainger Recreation Center 1310 West Ave F, Garland

The Salvation Army is working closely with local emergency managers and Mass Care Task Force partners (American Red Cross, Baptists, Food Banks) in order to staff any Resource Centers that will provide residents with emergency financial assistance, clean up kits, and hygiene products. These services are currently being provided at:             
• The Salvation Army, 451 West Avenue D, in Garland (972-272-4531)
• Multi-Agency Resource Center, Long Branch Elementary School, 6631 FM 1387, Midlothian (closing Tuesday)
• Grainger Recreation Center 1310 West Ave F, Garland

Since Saturday evening The Salvation Army has provided:
• Meals – 1,668
• Drinks – 7,540
• Snacks – 10,585
• Clean up kits – 1,600
• Hygiene kits – 800
• Cases of water – 50

The town of Electra, located northwest of Wichita Falls, experienced widespread power outages and The Salvation Army is also serving meals to residents there.

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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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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