Released 16 May 2013
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The Salvation Army went
into urgent action last night with a volunteer
disaster team on site in Hood County to provide services in the wake of the
devastating tornadoes. A mobile disaster kitchen from Fort Worth was stationed
near Granbury offering snacks and hydration until 3:30 this morning.
Today, the organization has ramped up its services. A mobile disaster kitchen
from Dallas will serve first responders at the Incident Command Center in
Granbury near Ground Zero. We expect to continue this service up to three days,
or on a longer timeline to be determined by the local Emergency Management
This morning, a second mobile disaster kitchen from Dallas
has been in place at the Emergency Operations Center in Cleburne located at 810
Kilpatrick Street. The local Emergency Manager requested that this unit move to
the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 Henderson Street, at 10 a.m. to serve
meals for up to 125 people today. This service may continue until 7 p.m., or
longer if needed.
Mobile disaster kitchens from Plano, Williamson
County, and Waco are on standby for service in Granbury and Cleburne. At this
time, additional units may not be deployed until residents are allowed back
into the disaster area. Residents will remain evacuated while efforts like
street cleaning and power restoration are accomplished. Once residents go back
to their homes, it is anticipated that The Salvation Army will begin
distributing household cleaning kits to help people with the emotionally
draining process of dealing with what's happened to them.
Army workers are also prepared to assist disaster victims with emotional and
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Salvation Army workers serving meals to first responders in Cleburne today.