Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History

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Major Joe Irvin, who is on a two-week deployment to flood ravaged Texas.

The Salvation Army has deployed its national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers to the Gulf Coast to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors. It's expected to be the largest relief effort in the organization's history.

Of that group, Major Joe Irvin from the Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon County is in Texas for at least a two-week deployment.

Multiple staging centers have been established throughout Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Victoria and Arlington. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on donations for disaster relief efforts. That means 100% of gifts will be used in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.


To contribute to The Salvation Army's Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text "STORM" to 51555.

Disaster Relief Overview (8/31)


  • Deployed 74 mobile feeding units
    • Each mobile feeding unit can serve up to 1,500 meals per day
  • Set up two field kitchens
    • Each field kitchen can serve up to 15,000 meals per day
  • Served 94,433 meals, snacks and food boxes
  • Distributed 1,045 comfort kits
  • Provided 9,130 hours of employee and volunteer service
  • Provided emotional and spiritual care to 1,200 first responders and survivors
  • Delivered mobile shower units to George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston
    • Each unit contains 12 private showers

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