The Salvation Army continues to send volunteers to hurricane stricken areas.
Ten trained volunteers from the Army’s Heartland Division will depart Peoria Thursday for a deployment in Texas that will run through Sept. 27. The volunteers are from Peoria, Canton, Washburn and San Jose. They will be joined by three officers from Moline, Illinois and Clinton, Iowa.
Salvation Army officials say additional individuals are still being assigned to teams with future deployments scheduled for later in September and October.
As of Sept. 10, The Salvation Army has served 416,222 meals, 347,716 snacks, and 459,271 drinks statewide in response to Hurricane Harvey. To date, 6,196 food boxes have been distributed, along with 2,830 cleanup kits. In the first day or so of service in Florida after Irma made landfall, The Salvation Army has provided 34,097 meals, 28,188 drinks and 15,233 snacks to survivors and first responders.
Donations are still being accepted to support the relief efforts of The Salvation Army and can be made online HERE, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY, by texting STORM to 51555, or by check (designated “Hurricane Relief”) mailed to P.O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301.