On May 26, The Salvation Army says it delivered 200 clean up kits, 120 food boxes and 1,200 hygiene kits for distribution to those affected by the floods in San Marcos.
The Salvation Army mobile kitchens, deployed from Austin and San Antonio, served meals, snacks, and hydration throughout the day to people visiting the Red Cross Shelter in San Marcos. Food was also delivered by pickup truck to areas of the city that experienced some of the worst flooding. Staff and volunteers offered sandwiches, snacks and drinks to homeowners working to salvage their belongings from their soaked homes.
The Service Extension program is one of the great strengths of the Texas Division of The Salvation Army, boasting more than 250 Service Units and nine Service Centers in communities across the state. Service Extension staff is carefully monitoring the situation in Wimberley, Gillespie County, Blanco County, and Lampasas County. Case Management and Emergency Assistance will be coordinated by the San Marcos Service Center.
The current Salvation Army disaster response in Texas began on April 26 and has now continued for 31 days. So far, service has included:
Nine Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens)
96 Persons Sheltered
Emotional & Spiritual Care to 449 individuals
638 cleanup kits
172 comfort kits
2,963 hours of employee and volunteer service
These efforts are possible through the monetary donations of generous and concerned citizens in our communities who want to help. 100% of all donations to support the flood are allocated to disaster relief. To make a financial donation to support ongoing Salvation Army flood and tornado relief efforts in the region, please go to http://tsatx.org/floodandtornadorelief
If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Texas, or to become a local disaster volunteer, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.