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8-28-17

Hurricane Harvey pounds Texas – We can help

Staff Reports

Amidst the flooding from continued rainfall and storm damage in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, reports of heroism are ongoing as people with boats and all manor of water craft, even jet skis and other forms of rescue are pitching in and helping storm and flood victims any way they can.


Relief efforts are ongoing for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and those in North Florida that want to help can donate in many ways. Donors can even text in their donations to the Salvation Army, text STORM to 51555.


The Salvation Army’s website states that they are providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers. Salvation Army disaster teams from across the country are mobilizing and, even after disaster response efforts are over, The Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need.


Salvation Army locations in Houston and the surrounding areas are providing shelter, food, and clothing in response to dramatic flooding in the city. As communities along the coastline become accessible, Salvation Army mobile emergency feeding and hydration vehicles and personnel are delivering service to the affected areas. Service will continue for as long as is necessary.


Get updates on their relief efforts at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalArmyEDS, or on Twitter @SalArmyEDS Donations can be made to the Salvation Army for those affected by Hurricane Harvey by phone, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 51555 or visit www.helpsalvationarmy.org to donate. For updates on the hurricane visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.


To donate to the Red Cross text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a donation. You can also visit redcross.org or call 1- 800-RED CROSS.


Hurricane Harvey has the potential of doing the most damage in U.S. history because of its slow movement. The most damaging storm ever was Katrina in 2005, totaling $108 billion, according to the National Hurricane Center. Sandy in 2012, was the second-most costly hurricane at $75 billion and Ike caused $37.5 billion in damages in 2008.


Our prayers and thoughts continue to go out to the victims of this devastating storm.