The cleanup from Hurricane Harvey continues along coastal Texas and a local Salvation Army officer is in the middle of it. We talked to Major Joe Irvin in Houston, 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.
Joe and Melissa Irvin have been in Murfreesboro for a year, serving as leaders for the local Salvation Army. As of June 9th, they've been promoted to the rank of major.
A Rutherford County Salvation Army leader is in South Carolina, helping with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
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