Salvation Army serves over 8,600 meals to Harvey survivors

Published 8:24 am Monday, September 11, 2017

Special to The Leader

The Salvation Army served more than 8,600 meals to Harvey survivors in the Golden Triangle of East Texas.  This number has been increasing as the recession of water allows for a broadening service area.
The organization also provided boxed 840 food boxes to families as the community struggles to regain a sense of normalcy.
Each day, The Salvation Army deploys its canteens to prepare and serve food in locations defined by current need.  These Orange Countylocations include both fixed (the canteen will be stationary most of the day) and roving (just as it sounds, the canteen drives around a predefined area serving survivors).  Below are the fixed locations currently scheduled for Sunday’s canteen deployment.  Unless otherwise noted, locations can anticipate meal service to start no later than noon, and continue until supplies are exhausted.
· Vidor – Family Dollar 115 W Bolivar St
· Orange – The Salvation Army, 1950 MLK Jr Dr
o Serving 12:00 – 1:30 and 5:00 – 6:30 in conduction with food box, water, and supply distribution.
· Orange – 1011 N. 10th St
· Orange – Deweyville High School, 171 Texas 12
In addition to the prepared, hot meals, The Salvation Army will also be holding a food box and water distribution in Orange.   Tomorrow, and every day for at least the next week, The Salvation Army will be distributing donated supplies – including food and water – at its location in Orange:  1950 M.L.K., Jr Dr, Orange, TX.   The distribution will take place from 12:00 – 1:30 and again 5:00 – 6:30.
Volunteers are needed every day to help sort and/or distribute items every day in Orange (1950 M.L.K. Jr Dr) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief effort please go to, call 1-800- SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555.