McAllen Disaster Relief Team
Left to Right:
Mark Teschler, Sadie Macias,
Captain Stephen Correira, Marty Clem.
They were deployed to Corpus Christi,
Saturday afternoon 8/26/17
Several truckloads of emergency supplies
including pallets of water, energy
drinks, clean up kits and shelter supplies
have been dispatched to strategic locations
along the Texas coast. Seven Salvation
Army mobile kitchens have been
stocked and deployed to serve in the immediate
aftermath of the storms landfall
in the Corpus Christi area. An additional
32 mobile kitchens currently stationed
in locations throughout the state are on
emergency standby ready for deployment
including The Salvation Army
McAllen Disaster Relief Team.
"The Salvation Army mobile kitchens
are one of the first response vehicles to
arrive on the scene following a disaster.
Our trained 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.
"We pray that this simple meal delivered
with a smile and words of encouragement
will nourish and lift the spirits of
those who come to us for help."
In addition to the fleet of mobile kitchens
The Salvation Army in Texas also
operates two field kitchens and a laundry
unit that can be deployed as needed.
The ability to wash and dry clothes can
be of significant value to a survivor during
a disaster particularly following extensive
"One unique aspect of Salvation Army
Emergency Disaster response is the area
of emotional and spiritual care," said
Migues. "Salvation Army Officers (ordained
ministers) and trained volunteers
are available to listen to, counsel, and
pray with survivors and first responders.
This ministry continues to be an integral
part of Salvation Army disaster service."
To make a financial donation to support
the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
please go to www.helpsalvationarmy.
org or call 1-800- SAL-ARMY.