Salvation Army emergency crews ready to serve as Harvey approaches
Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division
As Hurricane Harvey continues to strengthen and thousands of residents evacuate along the Texas Gulf Coast, The Salvation Army is gearing up to move in and help.
“Trained Salvation Army staff and volunteers will be ready with a hot meal, a snack and a cup of coffee or bottled water for first responders and survivors,” said Alvin Migues, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in Texas. “Salvation Army Officers, who are ordained ministers will counsel and pray with survivors and first responders. This ministry continues to be an integral part of Salvation Army disaster service.”
Hurricane Harvey has strengthened to a Category 3 storm, and is expected to make landfall along the Texas coast tonight. Forecasters are calling it a life-threatening storm that is expected to create extensive damage.
How you can help
You can donate to the people in Hurricane Harvey’s path online at helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling: 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Checks can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, P.O. BOX 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate ‘Hurricane Harvey’ on all checks.