Salvation Army Responds in Santa Fe, Texas

This morning, in response to an active shooter incident in Santa Fe, TX, The Salvation Army Galveston County immediately deployed a mobile kitchen to Santa Fe High School.  The Salvation Army is on-site providing water, food, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders. “Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering through this tragedy and we are here to help in any way we can,” said Captain Patrick Jones, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army Galveston County.

Galveston County will continue serving dinner this evening at Santa Fe High School, and a second mobile kitchen from Freeport has been deployed to provide dinner at the Family Reception Center that has been established. Six emotional and spiritual care (ESC) personnel have also been deployed from Freeport and the Greater Houston Area Command to aid the hurting community, provide comfort and if needed, prayer.  The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team in San Antonio is on standby and prepared to respond as needed.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.