Salvation Army of Austin Accepting Bottled Water Donations

Jul 14, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas. (July 14, 2020) – In response to the record-breaking heat in Central Texas, The Salvation Army of Austin is accepting bottled water donations. Tuesday was the sixth consecutive day above 100 degrees in Austin, and the National Weather Service predicts the streak is likely continue through the end of the week.

“This type of heat can have deadly consequences for those experiencing homelessness,” said Major Lewis Reckline, Austin Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “Having access to clean drinking water is imperative, especially given the extreme heat and humidity in Texas. We are encouraging people to donate bottle water to ensure those with the most need can stay hydrated.”

The Salvation Army of Austin is accepting bottled water donations at the following locations during regular business hours, through the end of August:


  • The Salvation Army’s Social Services Center
    • 501 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78704
  • The Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps
    • 4700 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78723

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 131 years in the Austin area. Locally thousands of people receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing relief for disaster victims, rehabilitation for the addicted, clothing and shelter to those experiencing homelessness, and case management to help people move from crisis to stability. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army Austin spends is used to support those services in Travis and Williamson Counties. For more information, go to

Media Contact:
Jason Whaley
Communications Manager
The Salvation Army Austin
Cell: 512-573-1435
[email protected]

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