Financial donations needed to help Hurricane Harvey victims

“The shelters in Houston are filling up and it’s insane the amount of water that this hurricane has dumped on that area”, said Major Linda Keeney, manager of the Abilene Salvation Army.

Fuller said the team will be in Texas for two weeks. However with the help of several agencies like the Salvation Army, those affected will not be forgotten. Major Greg Thompson in Omaha says more are on the way.

The Stillwater Corps isn’t sure exactly what its people will be doing, but Flowers says there is a good chance they’ll be cooking.

According to Jeffrey Goldberg, the emergency management director of Walton County, there is not a list of needs from Texas yet.

Damage from Hurricane Harvey has prompted response from organizations across the country, including those in and around Jacksonville.

The Red Cross is opening shelters, sending supplies and putting volunteers in place around Texas.

If you would like to help, the best way is to make a donation.

“We’re all everybody’s brother and sister out here, the U.S.is one big family in my opinion”, McNichols said. Friday the Humane Society of North Texas received 13 dogs and nine cats that were evacuated from the Corpus Christi area.

The Salvation Army in Panama City is lending a helping hand and preparing for their journey to Texas. Checks can also be mailed to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301 and designate “Hurricane Harvey” on the check.

The Bentonville, Ark. -based retailer and its foundation are working closely with organizations such as the Red Cross, Convoy of Hope and Salvation Army while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental organizations to assist.

Cindy Fuller has volunteered with the team for 12 years.

Tulsa Salvation Army spokeswoman D.J. Morrow said the crew will ensure that food is distributed as available. Eight of those units are from Arkansas and Oklahoma.

A trailer will be located at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches to collect donations that will be sent to Houston.

Tom Thuecks