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Disaster Relief

When a natural disaster or sudden catastrophe causes personal chaos, The Salvation Army moves into action. We arrive swiftly, often minutes after the tragedy has occurred, to supply food, shelter and grief counseling to those affected by tragedy.

The Salvation Army self-contained mobile feeding units are a familiar sight on the scene of any disaster. These “canteens,” which resemble food trucks, are equipped with all the conveniences of a modern-day kitchen and are operated by  dedicated volunteers. They are an important food source for victims and relief workers at the height of an emergency, and  can serve about 2,000 people a day from a single unit.

In the Greater Houston Area, we have three canteens housed at Conroe, Northwest, and Pasadena Corps.

For more information on how you can become a trained disaster volunteer, please call (832) 201-8019.