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Atlanta, GA: - The Salvation Army is prepared for any possible affects of
Tropical Storm Alex, predicted to gain hurricane strength as it makes its way
across the south eastern Gulf area.
The Salvation Army,
Texas Division has 35 mobile feeding units (canteens) on standby ready to roll
at a moments notice. Estimates predict these effective resources that
distribute supply food, water, and ice will be operational from all points of
the state within 4-6 hours, along with the manpower to serve those likely to be
affected by this first storm of the season.
Should this or any
future storm demand greater resources, The Salvation Army will coordinate
additional units from neighboring states. The Texas Division’s
Communications Bus, and Field kitchen (capable of preparing 20,000 meals daily)
is also on standby for deployment if needed.
Mobile feeding units
(canteens) are already in place from Laredo, McAllen, Harlingen and Corpus
Christi, with a further eight close by. Each of these units can deliver
anything up to 5,000 meals daily. The units are part of a first response
package should the need arise.
“The Salvation Army has been
responding in times of disaster since 1900” said Major Terry Israel,
Divisional Secretary in Texas. “And have been providing practical
assistance and emotional & spiritual care for those affected by natural and
man made disasters ever since then.”
information about The Salvation Army emergency disaster services program or to
support The Salvation Army's emergency relief efforts may do so by visiting
www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or contacting their
local Salvation Army Corps. For current information on Salvation Army
disaster activities, follow on Twitter @SalArmyEDS..