Fargo Salvation Army officer deployed to help with hurricane recovery
Written by Jeffrey Demars, Divisional Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division
Fargo, N.D. – Fargo Salvation Army Major Byron Medlock will be deployed to Texas on Thursday, Sept. 14 to help with hurricane recovery efforts. Major Medlock will provide emotional and spiritual care to survivors, as they begin to rebuild their lives.
“As part of the Emergency Disaster Services team we always have to be ready to go where we are needed,” said Major Byron Medlock. “When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is there and often we’re the last to leave.”
To date, The Salvation Army volunteers and staff have given more than 94,000 hours of their time, serving nearly 600,000 meals since Hurricane Harvey struck.
Currently, 106 mobile kitchens and three field kitchens are providing food, drinks, snacks at shelters and in neighborhoods throughout Texas and Florida.
Major Medlock is expected to spend two weeks in Texas. He is one of about a dozen others from North Dakota and Minnesota who are helping in areas hit hardest by Hurricanes Harvey and Irene.
The recovery and clean up effort is expected to be costly and go on for years. The best way to help is by making a financial donation.
- Give online at helpsalvationarmy.org or by texting STORM to 51555
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “Hurricane 2017” on all checks.