Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Salvation Army Officers From DFW Metroplex Deployed to Oklahoma to Help Tornado Survivors

Salvation Army officers from the DFW Metroplex are deploying to Oklahoma to help tornado survivors deal with the complicated process of relief and recovery. Salvation Army disaster vehicles including a 53-foot mobile kitchen that can serve up to 15,000 meals a day, and a 30-foot mobile kitchen are also deploying.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

Please give online at SalvationArmyDFW.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Salvation Army Continues and Ramps Up Disaster Relief Services Following Tornadoes

DALLAS (May 16, 2013) -- The Salvation Army went into urgent action last night with a volunteer disaster team on site in Hood County to provide services in the wake of the devastating tornadoes. A mobile disaster kitchen from Fort Worth was stationed near Granbury offering snacks and hydration until 3:30 this morning.

Today, the organization has ramped up its services. A mobile disaster kitchen from Dallas will serve first responders at the Incident Command Center in Granbury near Ground Zero. We expect to continue this service up to three days, or on a longer timeline to be determined by the local Emergency Management Office.

This morning, a second mobile disaster kitchen from Dallas has been in place at the Emergency Operations Center in Cleburne located at 810 Kilpatrick Street. The local Emergency Manager requested that this unit move to the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 Henderson Street, at 10 a.m. to serve meals for up to 125 people today. This service may continue until 7 p.m., or longer if needed.

Mobile disaster kitchens from Plano, Williamson County, and Waco are on standby for service in Granbury and Cleburne. At this time, additional units may not be deployed until residents are allowed back into the disaster area. Residents will remain evacuated while efforts like street cleaning and power restoration are accomplished. Once residents go back to their homes, it is anticipated that The Salvation Army will begin distributing household cleaning kits to help people with the emotionally draining process of dealing with what's happened to them.

Salvation Army workers are also prepared to assist disaster victims with emotional and spiritual care.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Salvation Army Deploys Mobile Emergency Kitchen to DeCordova Bend in Hood County Near Granbury, Texas.

The Salvation Army is deploying a mobile emergency kitchen to DeCordova Bend in Hood County near Granbury to provide relief for victims and first responders in the aftermath of the tornado.  The disaster team will be on site to provide hydration, snacks, and emotional care. An experienced disaster coordinator has also been dispatched to Cleburne and Granbury to make assessments for further Salvation Army disaster deployments.

$100 provides snacks and drinks for 125 people

$10 feeds a disaster survivor for one day



1-800 SAL-ARMY

Designer Dresses Featured in Fashion Show on Sale at Discount Prices!

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Dallas is marking down prices on high-end dresses featured in its recent fashion show!

Items include dresses (one dress per designer) by 

  • Escada (comes with a mink coat by Sobara)

  • Dolce & Gabbana

  • Carolina Herrera

All items are available while supplies last, so don’t wait! Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army's programs for women and children!

To order these fabulous finds, call 214-637-8121 or email dfw_auxiliary@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Sobara toffee colored mink coat, size 6 with a size 4 beaded Escada dress, (valued at $3,750) both for $1,250!

Beautiful NEW Dolce & Gabbana black dress, size 40 (European, valued over $6,000), on sale for $1,800!

NEW Carolina Herrera black and white dress, size 4 (value $2,300), on sale for $750.00!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Boys & Girls Club Program Expands to Plano and Irving

Children participating in arts and crafts at the Boys & Girls Club
at The Salvation Army in Garland.
We’re excited to share that The Salvation Army is expanding our Boys & Girls Club program!  By the end of this year, we will have clubs in Garland, Waxahachie, Irving and Plano.

One of our new Boys & Girls Club programs is opening in Irving at The Gene & Jerry Jones Family Center for Youth. The children and youth in that area will be able to take part in “Project Learn,” which supports academic development at the local elementary and middle schools in the community.

The new Boys & Girls Club at our Plano Corps will offer a range of quality programs including nutrition, stress management, health & fitness, and how to form positive relationships with peers.

You may be wondering, why does The Salvation Army partner with the Boys & Girls Club? 

Working with the Boys & Girls Club makes perfect sense because our organizations have the same ultimate goal: to serve youth in low-income areas and encourage them to reach their full potential by providing a safe place to grow and learn. 

Over the past 150 years, The Boys and Girls club has developed a full curriculum that we are proud to offer at our centers.  Our clubs reinforce and develop positive behavior and skills while surrounding the youth with caring adult role-models.

Through their experiences at our Boys & Girls Clubs, many kids begin to dream about and explore potential career opportunities. We can’t wait to see what’s next for the youth in our programs.