Doing The Most Good by Joining Forces

April 25, 2016
Leslie Galban | leslie.galban@uss.salvationarmy.org | (214) 514-3496

Doing The Most Good by Joining Forces

Dallas, Texas (April 25, 2016) – In times of disaster, The Salvation Army is grateful to collaborate with so many wonderful partners. The recent flood in Houston is no different.  Houstonians, area companies, and organizations have rallied around The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command to help provide relief and comfort to flood survivors.  

With a record 16 inches of rain in the Houston area, donations, help, and volunteers from Mercy Chefs, Renaissance Food Group, Cox Media Group – 93Q, Convoy of Hope, UberEATS, Garden Highway Foods, Country Legends 97.2, 107.5 The Eagle KSBJ, Harvest Time Church, Pei Wei and others, have assisted The Salvation Army in distributing:

  • 7,638 meals
  • 9,605 drinks
  • 9,526 snacks
  • 1,267 clean-up kits
  • Prayer with 1,021 individuals

Working together to serve others in their desperate time of need is a privilege. Salvation Army disaster teams from Texarkana, Tyler, Conroe, Pasadena, DFW (Plano), Houston Northwest, and Kerrville have all made their way to Houston to provide much needed service and relief to those affected by the flood.

Meal service and clean-up kit distribution:

GREENSPOINT AREA

A roving canteen (mobile kitchen) will be on Green Road, between Wayforest Drive and Imperial Valley Drive throughout the week based on need, providing sack lunches and clean-up kits to the apartments located in the area.

PINEHURST

Pinehurst by Magnolia (in Montgomery County). Delivering dinner for 125 people Monday night as well as meals to this area for the remainder of the week. Clean-up kits also available. Currently, this area has no electricity.

BEAR CREEK AREA

Two snack trucks will be roving in the Bear Creek area for the remainder of the week.

MEYERLAND AREA

Meals and clean-up kits will be available at two apartment complexes in Meyerland: 5550 N. Braeswood Blvd and 4605 N. Braeswood Blvd.

 

Financial donations to support the ongoing flood relief work of The Salvation Army in Houston can be made at http://tsatx.org/houstonfloods, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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