A package of diapers can make a difference to a parent already struggling to make ends meet. In fact, one in three moms will be forced to choose between buying food for her family or diapers for the baby. Do you know which one she will choose? She’ll buy diapers. Can you guess why? It’s because nearly every community has at least one church or organization that distributes food regularly. But finding free diapers? That is more difficult.
What’s it really like in Texas right now? Jacqueline Rachev, Communications Manager for the The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division was deployed last week to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. While she is serving as the Public Information Officer out of Victoria, Texas, she’s been documenting her experiences to share with you.
Her first full day on the job, Jacqueline met most of The Salvation Army Incident Management Team, as well as some inspiring volunteers and staff in the communities. “They really have a passion for the work,” Jacqueline recounts. Continue reading “First-Hand News From The Harvey Disaster Sites”
The Salvation Army Metropolitan Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is recruiting active and new volunteers to stand ready for deployment to assist with hurricane relief. Continue reading “Volunteer with Emergency Disaster Services for Hurricane Relief”
A week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the sun is finally shining on Texas and water is starting to recede in some areas. The danger, however, is still very serious and the devastation is overwhelming. The Salvation Army has been on the ground since before the hurricane hit land to provide support in the aftermath of this historic storm.
Salvation Army donors are some of the most generous people in the world, and you have stepped up to make sure we are there to help the millions of people affected.
As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to drop feet of rain over the Gulf Coast, The Salvation Army is on site to serve those most impacted by the catastrophic storm. Continue reading “Salvation Army on the Ground Serving Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey”