Entries by Jan Gunter

Travis County Commissioners Approve Sale of Land to Philanthropist Dick Rathgeber, Pave Way for New Women & Children’s Shelter

AUSTIN—Today the Travis County Commissioners unanimously approved the sale of 7.5 acres of surplus, county-owned land on Tannehill Lane to the sole bidder, Mr. Dick Rathgeber. Rathgeber, who is Chairman of The Salvation Army of Austin’s Capital Campaign, has committed to donating the land to The Salvation Army for construction of a new women and […]

Salvation Army Austin Kicks off Historic Capital Campaign

THE SALVATION ARMY KICKS OFF HISTORIC CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION ALREADY RAISED Public Campaign to focus on “Invisible Austin” and Highlight Crisis of Family Homelessness in Austin AUSTIN—The Salvation Army Austin Area Command today kicked off its first capital campaign in more than 27 years by announcing it had already raised $10 million toward a […]

Local Volunteers Take the Wheel for The Salvation Army

Williamson County Canteen Key Part of Flood Relief Efforts in San Marcos and Wimberley Austin, Texas (June 1 , 2015) – The Salvation Army mobile kitchen from Williamson County (Austin Area Command) is currently serving in San Marcos, Texas, a community working to recover from the destruction caused by record flooding. This unit may look […]

Salvation Army Laundry Unit Deployed to Wimberley

Meal Delivery and Distribution of Supplies for Survivors Continues Austin, Texas (May 30, 2015) – The Salvation Army has deployed a laundry unit to Wimberley, Texas, giving flood survivors the welcome opportunity to wash their clothes. Emergency disaster services volunteers and staff continue to provide hot meals, cold drinks and much-needed hygiene supplies and food […]

Stories from San Marcos, Texas

Austin, Texas (May 29, 2015) – The scene in front of The Red Cross Shelter at the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 E. Hopkins on Thursday was a sea of volunteers wearing red Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services t-shirts. Salvation Army mobile kitchens (canteens), trailers and vans pulled up to the curb, one after […]