Salvation Army Harvey Update Houston, Saturday, Sept. 17

September 17, 2017
Matthew Dutton | matt.dutton@usc.salvationarmy.org | (309) 922-3603

Houston, Texas (September 16, 2017) - Salvation Army workers from across the United States and Canada continue to serve in Houston supporting efforts in the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Twenty-one (21) mobile kitchens and response teams, with an average individual capacity to each serve 1,000 meals per day, continue to provide hot meals, snacks, and hydration to Hurricane Harvey survivors, in addition to clean-up kits and other supplies. The Salvation Army of Greater Houston Facebook page features updates on news and the relief efforts happening in the community. https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyHouston/

As of Sept. 16, in the Greater Houston Area, The Salvation Army has provided:

Meals

  • 181,376 meals
  • 130,593 snacks
  • 149,969 drinks

Emotional & Spiritual Care

  • 9,320 spiritual care contacts

Donations Management and Distribution

  • 6,428 comfort/hygiene kits (per kit)
  • 3,614 infant supplies
  • 713 blankets
  • 1,722 cleanup Kits
  • 2,441 clothing
  • 3,392 food boxes
  • 5,665 cases of water

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 2017”) mailed to PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

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About The Salvation Army of Greater Houston

In this community since 1889, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, homeless shelters, disaster relief, social services, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. About 86.3 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support the services offered in the Greater Houston Area. Nationally, The Salvation Army assists nearly 30 million Americans each year across 5,000 communities. The Salvation Army of Greater Houston is a United Way agency. For more information, please visit SalvationArmyHouston.org.

 

Photos and videos available: http://ministrytoolkit.org/portals/ehfpqgrr/HurricaneHarveyResponse

 

Media Contacts:

Adieny Ramos

Greater Houston Public Information Officer

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

(346) 413-7276 cell

PIOhoustonharvey@gmail.com

 

Sybil Monciváis Sánchez

Public Relations Manager

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston

(832) 865-9815 cell

Sybil.sanchez@uss.salvationarmy.org

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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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.
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