Houston, Texas (September 12, 2017) – The Salvation Army Incident Management Team (IMT) began its third week coordinating recovery efforts in Greater Houston. In the days ahead, warehouses will be stocked and distribution centers identified to allow for the efficient delivery of needed supplies and support to Greater Houston families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Workers from across the United States and Canada continue to serve in Houston supporting efforts in the affected area. Twenty (20) mobile kitchens and response teams, with an average individual capacity to each serve 1,000 meals per day, continue to provide hot meals, snacks, and hydration to Hurricane Harvey survivors, in addition to clean-up kits and other supplies.
As of Sept. 11, in the Greater Houston Area, The Salvation Army has provided:
- 150,969 meals
- 98,232 snacks
- 123,612 drinks
Emotional & Spiritual Care
- 7,814 spiritual care contacts
Donations Management and Distribution
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- 4,766 comfort/hygiene kits (per kit)
- 3,132 infant supplies
- 636 blankets
- 1,443 cleanup Kits
- 2,441 clothing
- 2,304 food boxes
- 5,120 cases of water
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.