The Salvation Army Responds To Flooding Caused By TS Hermine In Corpus Christi

Dallas, TX: – Due to flooding, The Salvation Army mobile feeding unit (canteen) and emergency disaster response personnel based in Corpus Christi, Texas, have been called into service. Once contacted by local emergency management personnel, The Corpus Christi feeding unit was deployed within minutes.

“The Corpus Christi-based emergency disaster response team is the first to be called into service and is equipped to provide food and clean-up kits to those affected by flooding, as well as food and drinks to first responders,” says Major Terry Israel, Divisional Secretary in Texas. “Four other fully stocked and staffed mobile feeding units (canteens) remain on stand-by in communities along Hermine’s path.” Those units, located in Kerrville, San Antonio, Harlingen, and McAllen, will remain on alert for three days. A satellite communications van and other emergency disaster response staff and volunteers also remain on-call.

With recent reports indicating that the eye of the storm is approaching Kerrville, The Salvation Army continues to monitor Hermine’s path and effects.

For more information about The Salvation Army emergency disaster services program or to support The Salvation Army’s emergency relief efforts please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org, call1-800-SAL-ARMY, or contact your local Salvation Army Corps. For current information on Salvation Army disaster activities, follow on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

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.