The Salvation Army is responding this morning to an urgent request from the State of Texas to report to Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas, site of the tragic shooting incident of Thursday afternoon, to provide pastoral care and counseling to first responders, family members and children affected by this horrific tragedy.
Salvation Army Officer from Waco, Texas, Captain Russell Czajkowski, a former United States Marine, will be overseeing The Salvation Army’s pastoral response efforts on site with direction from Major James Taylor, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Secretary for Texas.
The Salvation Army is answering the call immediately and will report to the base to provide spiritual care today and through the weekend from 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army has a long history of meeting not only physical needs of people in the aftermath of tragic events, but also emotional and spiritual needs.
“We are honored to answer this call and to provide what comfort and counseling we can to our brothers and sisters during the aftermath of this horrific day,” said Major James Taylor.