Dallas, Texas (May 30, 2015) – The Salvation Army has deployed a laundry unit to Wimberley, Texas, giving flood survivors the welcome opportunity to wash their clothes, in addition to providing emergency assistance.
The laundry unit is located at 100 Carney Lane in Wimberley (78676) and is a totally self-contained facility with its own electrical generator and on board water tank. The unit is air-conditioned with three washers and three dryers allowing people to wash clothes as often as needed. The Salvation Army furnishes all of the necessary supplies and a monitor is on the scene, helping to maintain the unit and provide assistance.
The San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 E. Hopkins, was very busy on Friday as The Salvation Army served 1,588 meals and 3,973 drinks to flood survivors. Two mobile kitchens from the San Antonio Area Command provided service, with one of the units again roving through the worst affected areas serving lunch. The community has rallied to the support of their neighbors donating many basic necessities including diapers, wipes, toilet roll and hygiene items. The Salvation Army has organized and is distributing these items, as well as food boxes to families, even taking care of four legged family members by having much requested dog and cat food available.
The Williamson County mobile kitchen, operated year-round entirely by volunteers, provided roving service in Wimberley on Friday.
The Salvation Army San Marcos Service Center and San Antonio Area Command staff will be offering assistance at the Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) in the following communities:
Wimberley MARC – Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, Texas – Open 5/29/15-5/30/15 (8AM-8PM)
San Marcos MARC - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Claretian Hall,
624 East Hopkins St., San Marcos, Texas - Open 5/31/15-6/1/15 (8AM-8PM)
Elsewhere in Texas, The Salvation Army provided drinks and snacks to people caught in flash flooding in Dallas and Houston after persistent, heavy rain. Meal service continued in Henderson provided by the Tyler Corps canteen.
Emotional and spiritual care is an integral part of Salvation Army disaster response. Salvation Army Officers (ordained pastors) and trained staff are always available to listen to the often tragic experiences of disaster survivors and to provide prayer and counseling.
Please support the ongoing disaster work of The Salvation Army and help Texans affected by recent floods by making a financial donation at http://tsatx.org/floodandtornadorelief by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by texting TXFLOODS to 51555 (message and data rates may apply) Text HELP for help. Text STOP to unsubscribe.
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Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Texas, or to become a local disaster volunteer, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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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.
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. 82 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.