Dallas, TX (February 6, 2013) - Following the fatal shooting of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in Kaufman, Texas, The Salvation Army is providing meals and refreshment to law enforcement personnel involved in the investigation.
The Salvation Army was approached on Monday by the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department through Victim Relief Ministries to assist the county by feeding the surge of law enforcement personnel. Brenda Smith, the Director of The Salvation Army Kaufman Service Center, confirmed the details of this request and in response The Salvation Army mobile kitchen has been deployed. This unit has the capacity to serve up to 2,500 meals per day.
Major Ernest Brancsum is overseeing the operation supported by personnel from the Fort Worth Northside Corps and Kaufman Service Center. On Wednesday The Salvation Army served 55 people breakfast and lunch to 90 individuals. Due to the nature of this incident and response the food is being prepared in the mobile kitchen before being delivered and served at another secure location. It is anticipated that meals will be served through Thursday and will continue as long as is needed.
For more information or to make a donation please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
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. 83 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.
February 5, 2010