Hurricane Season began on June 1st. And, at The Salvation Army we are often among the first on the scene when disaster strikes. Officers are trained to respond to many kinds of emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort. Our mobile kitchens have become a familiar sight for firemen, policemen, victims and first responders everywhere.
Hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches and complete meals fill vital needs when homes are destroyed and people are hungry. During Hurricane Ike recovery in 2008, The Salvation Army served over 2 million meals, 3 million snacks along with thousands of grocery orders and comfort kits. The Salvation Army operated a total of 603 mobile kitchens in Texas alone.
Each year, millions of volunteers come forward during times of disaster to lend a helping hand when it is most needed and we work with emergency management personnel and many other organizations to from a cooperative team during difficult times.
This year, The Salvation Army is once again preparing equipment, volunteers and personnel should an active hurricane season require a speedy response.