ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are providing food, drinks and spiritual support to survivors and first responders following recent flooding and tornadoes in Texas. Multiple areas of the state have been impacted and disaster response teams have been deployed to assess damage.
The Salvation Army has provided shelter to approximately 100 people and delivered more than 14,000 meals to survivors and first responders. Members of the disaster response teams are collaborating with emergency management groups at the local, county and state levels to provide help to communities affected by the floods and tornadoes.
"As we continue to assess the damage caused by the floods and tornadoes in Texas, donations will be needed to help survivors and first responders," said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, The Salvation Army National Community Relations and Development Secretary. "Cash donations will allow The Salvation Army to purchase product quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs."
Severe weather is expected to continue over the next week and Salvation Army disaster teams are prepared to respond.
Monetary donations are a critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
- To support relief and long-term recovery efforts, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
- Text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word "Yes."*
- Donations in the form of checks designated to "Texas Flood and Tornado Relief" may also be mailed to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 560001
Dallas, TX 75235
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.
SOURCE The Salvation Army