Tulsa Salvation Army Team To Deploy To Texas

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 11:18 pm

By: News On 6

The Tulsa Salvation Army team is deploying to Texas with the Tulsa Area Command full-service canteen to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

How Is The Salvation Army Responding to Hurricane Harvey?

The Salvation Army is:
     •    Deploying 42 mobile kitchens and two field kitchens to Texas. In addition to units already based in Texas, mobile kitchens from Arkansas and        Oklahoma       are being sent to the region over the weekend.
     •    Each of these Salvation Army mobile kitchens can serve an average of 1,500 meals per day.
     •    Staging emergency supplies such as clean up kits, water, and food at its 100,000 sq. ft. disaster center in Arlington, Texas, and at points nearer to the               coast.
     •    Working closely with local and state emergency management officials and nonprofit partner organizations like Americares (which is providing bottled                 water) and Midwest Food Bank (which is providing food boxes).
     •    Positioning disaster leadership teams in San Antonio, Galveston/Texas City, Houston, and Corpus Christi.
     •    Preparing units in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states to respond to potential flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
     •    Staffing the Texas State Operations Center in Austin, TX, and FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.
     •    The Salvation Army of Corpus Christi is concentrating their early efforts to feed 200 first responders are staged at the FEMA Safety Shelter dome this                morning.

 "We collected some extra food from our freezer and fired up the generator on the mobile kitchen," reported Captain Patrick Gesner. "We've                already been serving coffee this morning and the police and first responders have expressed how pleased they are we are here. Our focus today will            be cooking and serving meals at the FEMA dome while the city assessment is taking place."

How to Help:

Online: helpsalvationarmy.org

Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY 

Mail checks to: The Salvation Army  PO BOX 1959  Atlanta, GA 30301  Please designate 'Hurricane Harvey' on all checks.

To receive a donation link via text: Text STORM to 51555

Special Coverage: Hurricane Harvey


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