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Galveston County
Salvation Army of Galveston County
News Release
Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Salvation Army Galveston County Recovery Update

The Salvation Army Galveston County has been working to support county first responders and those affected by Harvey since Friday, August 25. With the passing of the storm, attention turns to recovery. With many still in temporary shelter and food sources not as readily available as normal, The Salvation Army of Galveston County continues providing nourishment and care to flood survivors and first-responders.

Support from the community has been steady and resources from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster (EDS) team are on the way. EDS is sending a 53 ft. refrigerated truck with supplies for 48,000 meals. This food will be used on Salvation Army canteens (food trucks) throughout the county and at the shelter which continues to operate for storm survivors, first-responders and homeless at 601 51st Street in Galveston. Residency at one of the shelters is not required to receive a meal at the shelter or off a canteen.

Currently The Salvation Army of Galveston County is operating in 4 locations:   

1.  Distribution of meals, clean up kits and other resources at DaySpring Church at 2215 FM 646 in Santa Fe on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday September 3.

2. Distribution of clean-up kits, food and other resources in Dickinson at 401 Video Street on Saturday, Sept. 1 until 5:00.

3. The Salvation Army Center of Hope at 601 51st Street in Galveston. The Center of Hope continues to take in anyone in need of shelter or meals because of the storm.

4.  Hometown Heroes Park 1001 East League City PKWY League City.  Captain Kenny Jones continues to provide care at this consolidation shelter. Since taking over the food service at this location on August 29, he has served 579 meals and given out 48 clean-up kits.  

Storm survivors do not need to be staying in the shelter to get a meal or cleanup kits from The Salvation Army. Call 409-763-1691 during business hours with questions.

The Salvation Army Texas City Corps at 4210 Texas Avenue plans to reopen on Tuesday, September 5 for regular financial assistance and assistance with storm recovery registration and information.

Since August 25, The Salvation Army Galveston County has served 6271 meals, given out 98 blankets, 214 clean-up kits and 85 hygiene kits.

To register as a volunteer for local disaster relief services, please visit https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and create a volunteer profile.

DONATIONS:
To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go
to 
www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800- SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555.

Checks can be mailed to
The Salvation Army 
PO Box 1959 
Atlanta, GA 30301  
 ** Please designate “Hurricane Harvey” on all checks

The Salvation Army Galveston County is grateful to the community for its outpouring of support and caring during these difficult days.

For the most up-to-date emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army in Texas, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow latest updates on Twitter @SalArmyTXEDS and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalArmyTXEDS.

For more information about the programs and services of The Salvation Army Galveston County please call us at 409-763-1691.

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.




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