Lubbock Salvation Army hosts Recycling Style Show

Summer clothing and essential back-to-school fashion were on show during the Recycling Style Show, held on August 7 at The Salvation Army Redbud Thrift Store in Lubbock. The show was planned not only to promote the Family Stores, but also to give the 16 women, girls and boys selected to model from The Salvation Army’s shelter and church programs some much needed love and assistance. The women and girls received free haircuts from Mr. Tom’s Salon and Spa. In addition, skilled volunteers provided makeup and hair styling before the show. The boys received cologne and smelled wonderful on the day of the Style Show. All participants were allowed to choose and keep the clothing they modeled.

The Salvation Army will host another Style Show in April at the Family Store located in downtown Lubbock at 1420 Avenue J.

More information about The Salvation Army in Lubbock can be found on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SalArmyLubbock

Gabrielle Santana and Alexis Johnson model overalls as a hot back-to-school style at The Salvation Army Family Store in Lubbock

Salvation Army Prepared to Respond to Tropical Storm Danielle

The Salvation Army, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division are preparing to respond to areas affected by Tropical Storm Danielle. With widespread rain and spin up tornado’s possible, The Salvation Army has placed all disaster units on alert for possible response.

Mobile feeding units will be prepared to serve hot meals, snacks and hydration in the event of flooding and power outages.

This system is currently tracking northwest at a forward speed of 10 mph. TD 5 is forecast to track northwestward right up to landfall first in southeast Louisiana on Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening and then a second landfall in southwest Mississippi late Thursday night. This system is anticipated to slow dramatically as it nears the coast on Thursday as a weakness in a ridge of high pressure forms along the central Gulf coast. Many of the hurricane track models have shifted east overnight and are forecasting a landfall on the Mississippi or Alabama coastlines on Thursday evening; therefore, if this trend continues, the forecast track may need to be shifted a little further east.

“The Salvation army is prepared to respond if needed,” stated Bill Feist, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in the ALM Division. “Once the storm passes we should have a clearer picture of our response.”

Salvation Army disaster work is one of the many ways The Salvation Army addresses human suffering and need in communities across the region. To help with The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response to Tropical Storm Danielle, you can call 1-800-Sal-Army (1-800-725-2769) or log on to www.salvationarmyusa.org and make a monetary donation.