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, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.