Shirts and Salvation for Holiday Beach Survivors

October 10, 2017
Janeen Johnally | janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org | (954) 729-6384

Shirts and Salvation for Holiday Beach Survivors

Holiday Beach, Texas (October 10, 2017) - “We thought there would be thousands of people helping in Texas and there really wasn’t, but The Salvation Army was there,” said Thomas Billmeyer.

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged the small coastal community of Holiday Beach, Thomas and his two colleagues drove 18 hours to Texas, from Iowa, to help out. He and his friends worked for several days to rebuild a Holiday Beach resident’s roof that was destroyed in the storm.

During the five days that Thomas spent in Texas, he became acquainted with The Salvation Army’s disaster relief personnel that were providing hot meals, hydration, and hope to survivors in Holiday Beach.

Thomas donated 30 cases of water to The Salvation Army to be distributed as part of the relief efforts. He is also the founder and CEO of Polární clothing, a company which supports the relocation and rehabilitation of endangered animals. Thomas also donated 100 items of clothing from the brand.

“Supporting The Salvation Army was a touching, heart-warming, and eye-opening experience,” said Thomas.

Like Thomas, The Salvation Army goes the extra mile for those affected by natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey. As of October 10, The Salvation Army has served 905,946 meals, 965,060 snacks, and 978,858 drinks to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

You can support The Salvation Army’s ongoing disaster relief work, by making a financial donation at www.helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.

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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