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Volunteers from West Palm Salvation Army head to Texas

Volunteers from West Palm Salvation Army head to Texas Volunteers from West Palm Salvation Army head to Texas
Connie Andrews | 30 August, 2017, 02:17

Organizations such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are trained to respond to disasters such as Harvey, which is pounding the Texas Gulf Coast.

The Salvation Army has deployed more than 40 mobile kitchens to Texas.

Crews are expected to be in San Antonio, Galveston, Houston, and Corpus Christi.

"We need help from our community to support the relief efforts", said Major Robert Lyle, Chattanooga Salvation Army area commander who is one of the local officers being deployed.

Veronica Boyne, a Tulsa Salvation Army employee, volunteered to join the crew that deployed to south Texas on Monday morning.

Driscoll Children's Hospital, which cares for Corpus Christi's youngest and most ill patients, was directly in the path of Harvey. To receive a donation link via text, text STORM to 51555.

Salvation Army Capt. Ken Chapman said the two-week deployments will be ongoing, through disaster relief and into disaster recovery, for several months.

The Stillwater Corps isn't sure exactly what its people will be doing, but Flowers says there is a good chance they'll be cooking.

She is traveling more than 10 hours to comfort people in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Salvation Army locations in Houston and the surrounding areas are providing shelter, food and clothing in response to dramatic flooding in the city.

State officials are still assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. "It is because of this tradition of service and our mission to meet human need that The Salvation Army stands ready to help".

The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation to the charity of your choice.

The volunteers manning the mobile feeding until will stay in Texas for the next 14 days.

To donate, stop by the Salvation Army offices on 1709 Butternut Street or donate over the phone at 1-800-728-7825.

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