If you missed the KXAN “River Rising” Special, watch it here to learn more about one of the most historic weather events to hit Texas and how you can help your neighbors in need through The Salvation Army. http://story.kxan.com/river-rising/
An in-depth look at the historical Memorial Weekend flood in Central Texas, including discussions with victims, a scientific explanation of how it happened from the KXAN weather team, and an investigative look at how to keep a similar level of destruction from happening again.
River Rising features Salvation Army flood relief efforts and invites the community to make a donation to support these efforts.
Salvation Army Flood Relief Efforts in Central Texas
The Salvation Army has been supporting flood relief efforts in San Marcos and Wimberley for fifteen consecutive days, providing meals, drinks and emotional support to first responders and survivors. See our flood relief press releases here for more details.
The Salvation Army staff and volunteers have served 20,097 meals, 32,893 drinks, 24,992 snacks, 2,418 comfort kits, 996 clean up kits and emotional support to survivors of the Texas Floods. Our multiple mobile feeding kitchens (canteens), allowed The Salvation Army staff and volunteers to deliver meals into a number of hard-hit neighborhoods. In addition, we provided hygiene kits and diapers for flood survivors.
A laundry unit was deployed into Wimberley, Texas, giving flood survivors the welcome opportunity to wash their clothes. Our furry friends were not forgotten. Even cat food and dog food was provided to pets in need.
Learn more at the How to Help or Get Help blog post.
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 this disaster relief effort.
The Salvation Army has now transitioned into long-term support as we work with other disaster response agencies to determine how best to support the ongoing flood recovery which we know will take a long time. Salvation Army locations in these local communities will continue providing care with compassion to those in need.
The Salvation Army coordinates with local and State Emergency Management and with Volunteers Active in Disaster (VOAD) to serve first responders and survivors affected by the devastating flooding in Central Texas.
You can count on The Salvation Army to do the most good with your money.
Click here to make your secure donation to help families devastated by the floods.
Donations in the form of checks designated to Texas Storm Relief may also be mailed to: The Salvation Army PO Box 1000 Austin, Texas, 78767
Text “TXFLOODS” to 51555 to donate. Message and data rates may apply.
Every dollar counts. The Salvation Army thanks you for your support of the Texas Flood disaster relief efforts.