Houston, Texas (September 6, 2017) – As the week began, assets and personnel from Florida serving in Houston were moved to Florida in preparation of Hurricane Irma’s expected landfall later this week. In addition, the Incident Management Team (IMT) coordinating recovery efforts in Greater Houston moved its base of operations to The Salvation Army Area Command, 1500 Austin Street. The move, which involves more than 120 workers and 35 emergency disaster services vehicles, is a strategy to provide for a more central city location and greater operational efficiency.
Workers from across the United States and Canada continue to serve in Houston supporting efforts in the affected area. Twenty (20) mobile kitchens and response teams, with an average individual capacity to serve 1,000 meals per day, continue to provide hot meals, snacks, and hydration to Hurricane Harvey survivors, in addition to cleanup kits and other supplies.
The following Salvation Army locations continue to provide emergency shelter to families and individuals who have evacuated their homes:
In the Greater Houston Area, The Salvation Army has provided:
Emotional & Spiritual Care
Donations Management and Distribution
Donations to support the relief work of The Salvation Army can be made online at www.helpsalvationarmy.org, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, by texting STORM to 51555, or by check (designated “Hurricane Harvey”) mailed to PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
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