Reliant Energy Supports the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Program

HOUSTON ─ Reliant Energy is donating $5,000 to the Salvation Army of Corpus Christi for its emergency disaster services program. The funds will help the Salvation Army in its outreach to residents of the Las Colonias neighborhood who are recovering from a devastating flood that affected nearly 180 homes.

The Salvation Army’s effort in Las Colonias began immediately after the flood in late September and continues today.  The group is serving meals and drinks to volunteers and affected residents from its mobile feeding unit (canteen) and providing other types of assistance—cleaning kits, blankets, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance—as necessary.

“In times of crisis, the Salvation Army is always one of the first organizations on the scene to help,” said Ruben De Los Santos, Regional Director, Reliant Energy. “We are proud to support their effort to help the Las Colonias residents and the vital work the Salvation Army does all year round.”

“We appreciate the support from Reliant and their recognition of the services that we provide to Corpus Christi residents throughout the year,” said Major Daniel New, The Salvation Army. “We know that when there is a need, Reliant Energy will step up to help.”

Reliant delivered the check on Oct.12 at the Salvation Army Shelter.

For more information about The Salvation Army emergency disaster services program or to support The Salvation Army’s emergency relief efforts please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org, call1-800-SAL-ARMY, or contact your local Salvation Army Corps.  For current information on Salvation Army disaster activities, follow on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

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