31 Consecutive Days of Salvation Army Disaster Response in Texas

Dallas, Texas (May 28, 2015) – The Salvation Army in Texas has been providing disaster assistance for 31 consecutive days since response began on April 26 when a mile-wide tornado touched down in Johnson County. Since that date, numerous tornadoes, damaging thunderstorms, and extensive flooding has required an extensive, ongoing response. Mobile kitchens at Salvation Army locations throughout the state remain on standby and are prepared for deployment as needed. On [READ MORE]

Aspiring donut chefs, take note and start getting creative!

Frankly, I don't know how anyone could improve on the taste of a traditional old-fashioned donut (my favorite taste in all of creation) but a small chain of donut shops in Hawaii is willing to try! And they want your help coming up with the NEXT BIG THING in donut cuisine. Regal Bakery locations in Honolulu, Hawaii are honoring National Donut Day on Friday, June 5 by announcing the winner of their new donut flavor contest and saluting the good work of The Salvation Army too. The post Aspiring donut chefs, take note and start getting creative! appeared first on Expect Change.

Clean Up Begins in San Marcos as Salvation Army Service Continues

Dallas, Texas (May 26, 2015) – After record flooding in Central Texas residents of San Marcos have begun the arduous work of cleaning up their homes and community. To support this effort The Salvation Army delivered 200 clean up kits along with 120 food boxes and 1,200 hygiene kits for distribution to those affected by the floods. The Salvation Army mobile kitchen, deployed from Austin and San Antonio, served meals, snacks, and hydration throughout the day to people visiting [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army in Central Texas Responding to Memorial Weekend Floods

Dallas, Texas (May 25, 2015) – Following intense Memorial weekend storms, record flooding has devastated areas of Central Texas. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams are working closely with local partners to provide assistance to individuals who have been displaced from their homes. An estimated 1,000 homes have been flooded in Hays County, Texas, where the Blanco River at San Marcos crested at just over 43 feet, rising an incredible 31 feet in the space [READ MORE]

Texas Salvation Army Providing Shelter, Meals and Emotional and Spiritual Care

Dallas, Texas (May 24, 2015) – The Salvation Army is providing shelter, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by severe flooding in several Texas cities. Sunday saw increased response following more overnight rain. Ongoing Salvation Army response efforts include:   Wichita Falls – Mobile kitchens and staff from Wichita Falls, Big Spring, San Angelo, DFW Area Command, and Midland provided 1,089 meals, 2,137 drinks, [READ MORE]

Evacuation Order in Montgomery County Triggers Response from The Salvation Army in Houston

Houston, TX (May 24, 2015) – Due to the heavy rainfall and the risk to those living around Lewis Creek Dam, Montgomery County’s Emergency Office has issued an evacuation for residents in the area. The Salvation Army of Greater Houston deployed its Conroe Corps canteen (mobile kitchen) this morning and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Red Cross shelter set up at Lone Star Community Center, located at 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery, Texas. Mobile [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Responding to Historic Flooding in Hays County, Texas

AUSTIN, TX (May 24, 2015) – The Salvation Army mobile feeding unit (canteen) from Williamson County (Austin Area Command) is providing food and hydration for more than 300 survivors seeking shelter at the San Marcos recreation center. The Salvation Army is coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and survivors affected by the devastating flooding along the Blanco River. Lt. Colonel Henry Gonzalez, Area Commander for The Salvation Army [READ MORE]

Statewide Flooding Prompts Increased Salvation Army Response in Texas

Dallas, Texas (May 23, 2015) – Record flooding in several Texas locations has seen increased statewide response from The Salvation Army. In Wichita Falls the flood level crested at 21.3 feet on Saturday and with more rain anticipated water levels may reach as high as 27 feet. On Friday The Salvation Army provided 189 meals and shelter to 39 individuals who have been evacuated from their homes. Manpower and equipment have been deployed from Salvation Army locations in San Angelo, [READ MORE]