Entries by Jan Gunter

The Austin Shelter for Women and Children Wins National Award

  The Austin Shelter for Women and Children, a city-funded facility owned by Travis County and operated by The Salvation Army, was honored to receive The Salvation Army Social Services Award for Program Excellence and Achievement at the recent 2014 National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference of The Salvation Army in Orlando, FL, March […]

The Salvation Army Participates in Disaster Drill

The Salvation Army disaster services canteen served a fajita lunch to 200 volunteers and first responders at the mock plane crash emergency disaster drill at Austin Bergstrom International Airport today. Many local agencies were represented, including City, County and regional response teams and volunteers. Exercises like this are so important because they allow The Salvation Army […]

Participating in ABIA Emergency Exercise

Tomorrow, April 2, the Williamson County Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) canteen (mobile food kitchen) will be participating in the full-scale emergency exercise at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The ABIA emergency exercise will be a mock plane crash. Our volunteers will be providing hydration and lunch to about 200 volunteers and first responders. We are honored […]

After the Holidays The Salvation Army Helping the Most Vulnerable

“After the holiday season some people think The Salvation Army takes a break,” says Lt. Colonel Henry Gonzalez of Austin. “No more bell ringing. No more Christmas kettles. We just wait until next year to help those in need. But nothing could be further from the truth!”  “Every day The Salvation Army is there to […]

No One Should Have To Sleep Outside in the Cold

Cold weather is coming to Austin, and The Salvation Army is prepared to support our homeless neighbors. The plan (see below) has been activated for tonight, November 12, and The Salvation Army will take additional women in shelter. Additional men will be transported to local churches. Winter weather can pose problems for the homeless. When […]