How We Are Helping
Following the recent storms and devastating flooding, The Salvation Army is providing meals, drinks, snacks and emotional support to first responders and survivors in San Marcos. In addition, The Salvation Army has provided cleaning kits to families as they work to recover from the mud and destruction.
The Salvation Army has provided 20,097 meals, 32,893 drinks, 24,992 snacks, 2,418 comfort kits, 996 clean up kits and countless moments of emotional support.
Working with Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD), The Salvation Army is coordinating efforts and responding to the changing needs of our communities. We are prepared to continue serving food and drinks and supporting people in their recovery for as long as needed.
How to Help
- Financial contributions are the best way to assist The Salvation Army with helping those affected by the flooding. Monetary donations allow the Salvation Army to purchase product to meet the most urgent needs. Monetary donations can be made at salar.my/floods , by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or by mailing a check designated “Texas Flood Relief” to PO Box 1000, Austin, TX, 78767.
- You may also text TXFLOODS to 51555 (message and data rates may apply).
- Donors are reminded that 100% of donations made to Salvation Army disaster relief efforts will go to this disaster relief effort.
■ $10 feeds a disaster survivor for one day
■ $30 provides one food box, containing staple
foods for a family of four
■ $100 can serve snacks and drinks for 125
survivors and emergency personnel
■ $250 can provide one hot meal to 100 people
■ $1,000 keeps a Salvation Army canteen fully
operational for a full-day
How to Get Help
If you have been personally impacted by the flooding, please call 2-1-1 to find the resources that are available to help you recover.
*We are providing the following information for those needing help but ask that you not call The Salvation Army for details as we do not have any further information.
Donation Distribution for those needing assistance:
Flood survivors are asked to go to the Bridges Gym at Wimberley High School located at 100 Carney Lane to receive donated clothing, bedding/mattresses, towels, hygiene products, diapers, basic needs, and food kits. Showers are available. The distribution center is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Please visit this website for more information: http://haysinformed.com/
*Austin Disaster Relief Network
Next to the San Marcos Activity Center (a tent has been set up)
625 E. Hopkins Drive
Need to stop in there to get a wrist band to obtain clothing, shoes, baby items, etc. from the Hope Family Thrift Store located in Austin. They can get the wristband at this location only.
How to Donate Goods
The Salvation Army is NOT able to accept clothing or other donated items.
Those interested in making a Corporate donation should contact Kate Jauch at The Salvation Army, (214) 956-6215.
Financial donations are greatly appreciated and will help support the ongoing relief efforts. All goods donated at Salvation Army Family Stores will be sold to fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center, a free faith-based recovery program.
To donate in-kind goods (clothing, food, etc.)
Hays County Disaster Center
200 Springtown Way (old Target store)
San Marcos, TX
9 am – 5 pm – Monday – Saturday
Austin Disaster Relief Network
1905 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy 78746
9 am to 9 pm Monday – Saturday
2 – 9 PM – Sunday
To learn how you can be trained to volunteer during a disaster, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.
Visit the Volunteer page of our website to check for all available volunteer activities which may become available.