Dallas, TX – After a tornado touched down in Rio Vista the night of April 26, 2015, a request was made the following morning for The Salvation Army to provide meals and hydration to the fifty responders on site. The Cleburne Service Center and DFW Metroplex Command provided meals, snacks, and drinks on April 27, 2015. Following the initial response, The Salvation Army Texas Division Emergency Disaster Services continued to provide support to Johnson County Office of Emergency Management with critical services, including emotional and spiritual care to survivors and the delivery of critical items; including but not limited to, cleanup kits, garden gloves, latex gloves, cups, water, and food boxes, Gatorade, and snacks provided by Midwest Food Bank. Johnson County Office of Emergency Management concluded their response in Rio Vista at 12:00 PM on May 4, 2015.
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About The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services:
“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.” While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.