Salvation Army Harvey Update for Sunday, Sept 3

September 03, 2017
Karen Yoho | karen.yoho@uss.salvationarmy.org | (202) 756-2631

Salvation Army Harvey Update for Sunday, Sept 3

Houston, TX (September 3, 2017) – The Salvation Army Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts continue, providing shelters and mobile feeding units to the Greater Houston Area. Workers from across the United States and Canada continue to arrive in Houston to support efforts in the affected area.

Over Labor Day weekend, The Salvation Army will provide the following resources to Hurricane Harvey survivors:  

  • Thirty-three (33) mobile kitchens and response teams, with an average capacity to serve 1,000 meals each day, are providing hot meals, snacks, and hydration in the following areas:
    • Aldine Westfield
    • Bear Creek
    • Cleveland
    • Conroe
    • Downtown
    • EastTex/Jensen
    • East Houston
    • Fort Bend
    • Garden City
    • League City
    • New Caney
    • Northshore
    • Pasadena
    • Pearland
    • Porter
    • Sheldon
    • Spring Branch

Some of these units are stationary, while others travel throughout the community finding hard-to-reach locations where need is the greatest.

  • The following Salvation Army locations continue to provide emergency shelter to families and individuals who have evacuated their homes:
    • Harbor Light Center: 2407 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
    • Sally’s House: 1717 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002
    • Family Residence: 1603 McGowen St, Houston, TX 77004

Donations to support the relief work of The Salvation Army can be made online at www.helpsalvationarmy.org, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, by texting STORM to 51555, or by check (designated “Hurricane Harvey”) mailed to PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

As of September 1, the following assistance has been provided by The Salvation Army to those affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Meals

  • 177,376 meals
  • 105,263 snacks
  • 139,734 drinks

Shelter

  • 2,113 lodging provided
  • 1,747 showers provided

Emotional & Spiritual Care

  • 5,918 spiritual care contacts

Donations Management

  • 3,076 comfort/hygiene kits (per kit)
  • 1,216 infant supplies
  • 734 blankets
  • 40,578 clothing
  • 3,926 food boxes
  • 4,869 cases of water

Service Units

  • 92 mobile feeding units serving Texas

As for the Greater Houston Area, The Salvation Army has provided:

Meals

  • 80,673 meals
  • 27,362 snacks
  • 46,532 drinks

Emotional & Spiritual Care

  • 2,123 spiritual care contacts

Service Units

  • 30 mobile feeding units

Donations Management

  • 1,113 comfort/hygiene kits (per kit)
  • 871 infant supplies
  • 570 blankets
  • 2,015 clothing
  • 1,498 food boxes
  • 3,277 cases of water

For more information about The Salvation Army of Greater Houston’s efforts regarding Hurricane Harvey, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyHouston.

About The Salvation Army of Greater Houston

In this community since 1889, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, homeless shelters, disaster relief, social services, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. About 86.3 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support the services offered in the Greater Houston Area. Nationally, The Salvation Army assists nearly 30 million Americans each year across 5,000 communities. The Salvation Army of Greater Houston is a United Way agency. For more information, please visit SalvationArmyHouston.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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