Hurricane Harvey Strikes
In response to Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army supported one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history. All mobile feeding units – delivering three meals a day and essential supplies – from across the United States and Canada were deployed to serve in many of the hardest hit communities, including two units from Central Texas.
After months of fundraising, The Williamson County Emergency Disaster team purchased a new mobile feeding unit vehicle just weeks before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.After its first deployment to Victoria in the wake of the storm, the vehicle was christened as “Rapid Response Unit (RRU): Harvey One”. The Travis and Williamson County Emergency Disaster teams served more than 23,000 meals in addition to snacks and drinks across Texas: Victoria, Seadrift, Cuero, Port Lavaca, Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Houston and La Grange. Randy O’Dell, Williamson County Disaster Coordinator, explains bringing food to survivors in Port Aransas: “These people were waiting for hours to buy a burger at the local restaurant because there was so little being served on the islands.” The two units were deployed for a total of six weeks and drove 10,000+ miles to serve our Texas neighbors.
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