Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread, catastrophic flooding and damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. The hurricane made landfall around Rockport on August 25 as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 mph. Harvey then spent several days churning as a powerful tropical storm, dumping over four feet of rain in and around Houston. 

The devastating storm caused extensive damage and as many as 60 deaths. All branches of the U.S. military were called in to help. Though the rain has now stopped and most flooding has begun to recede, the situation remains difficult and movement is restricted.

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest storm to hit the U.S. in over a decade. More than 100,000 homes are reported to be damaged or destroyed.

To help meet the needs of so many, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has provided mobile canteens and an emergency field kitchens as well as counselors and community helpers.  As of September 4th, they have served hundreds of thousands of meals, drinks, snacks and food boxes. Thousands of items of clothing, blankets, cases of drinking water and infant supplies have also been distributed as necessary, along with clean-up and comfort kits. Recognizing the trauma experienced by survivors, emotional and spiritual care has been provided to thousands of individuals. Salvation Army staff and volunteers are using iPads and tablets at mobile feeding sites to help residents to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Services are changing dynamically, reflecting the needs of each community. 

Please pray for those affected by this terrible storm, and pray for those responding to those in need.

 

To donate online visit: helpsalvationarmy.org or call: 1 (800) SAL-ARMY.

 

To receive a donation link via text, text “STORM” to 51555.

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