Mission Happens Outside Church Walls in Dallas

October 11, 2017
Jennifer Moya | jennifer.moya@uss.salvationarmy.org

Mission Happens Outside Church Walls in Dallas

Dallas, Texas (October 11, 2017) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Warehouse in Arlington is serving as the hub for all donations supporting the Army’s on-going relief work. As contributions continue to come in and flow out, man power is needed to help sort through donations.

Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, TX embraced this opportunity by serving those affected by the storm. CCC believes in having the whole family involved in missions in their hometown. During their annual Day of Service 1,500 – 2,000 members head out to serve their community in a wide range of volunteer activities.

Around 200 volunteers gathered at the Arlington warehouse to complete the task of building clean-up kits to be distributed to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Donations are first gathered into large categories such as Clorox, scrub brushes, spray bottles, cloths, rubber gloves, cleaning sponges and more. Each product is then assembled into individual buckets, which are then sealed and staged for distribution.  

Amongst the numerous volunteers, CCC member, Teresa Washington and her family serve annually. “At Crossroads Christian Church, it’s important for our congregation to go to church, worship together and be in unity. We are always informed that once we leave our church walls, mission happens,” she said. “Every year we get the opportunity to go out and serve our community. The Salvation Army is definitely high on our list and it’s a priority for us to get out and partner with entities and agencies that love serving those that are in need.”

Through the adversity Hurricane Harvey has caused, The Salvation Army is thankful for the dedicated and committed volunteers, and the generosity of both in-kind and financial donors who have entrusted us with their donations. However, the need for volunteers at the warehouse in Arlington is ongoing. Individuals and groups are needed to help sort donations with available shifts ranging from two hours to full-day opportunities. The warehouse is open from 8 AM-4 PM, Monday-Saturday. This is a great opportunity for a workplace, civic group, or church to serve those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  For more information please contact Clay Steelman at clay.steelman@uss.salvationarmy.org

As of October 11, The Salvation Army has served 905,998 meals, 965,135 snacks, and 978,935 drinks to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

For the latest information please go to www.disaster.salvationarmy.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmytexas/ and www.twitter.com/salarmytx. To access photo and video resources related to The Salvation Army Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to www.salvationarmysouth.org/harvey.

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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