Salvation Army Harvey Update Houston, Saturday, Sept. 17

September 17, 2017
Matthew Dutton | matt.dutton@usc.salvationarmy.org | (309) 922-3603

Houston, Texas (September 16, 2017) - Salvation Army workers from across the United States and Canada continue to serve in Houston supporting efforts in the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Twenty-one (21) 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. The Salvation Army of Greater Houston Facebook page features updates on news and the relief efforts happening in the community. https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyHouston/

As of Sept. 16, in the Greater Houston Area, The Salvation Army has provided:

Meals

  • 181,376 meals
  • 130,593 snacks
  • 149,969 drinks

Emotional & Spiritual Care

  • 9,320 spiritual care contacts

Donations Management and Distribution

  • 6,428 comfort/hygiene kits (per kit)
  • 3,614 infant supplies
  • 713 blankets
  • 1,722 cleanup Kits
  • 2,441 clothing
  • 3,392 food boxes
  • 5,665 cases of water

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 2017”) mailed to PO BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301

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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.

 

Photos and videos available: http://ministrytoolkit.org/portals/ehfpqgrr/HurricaneHarveyResponse

 

Media Contacts:

Adieny Ramos

Greater Houston Public Information Officer

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

(346) 413-7276 cell

PIOhoustonharvey@gmail.com

 

Sybil Monciváis Sánchez

Public Relations Manager

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston

(832) 865-9815 cell

Sybil.sanchez@uss.salvationarmy.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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