In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the catastrophic category 4 hurricane that struck the Texas Gulf Coast this past week, The Salvation Army has jumped into swift action, providing relief to first responders and survivors. With nearly 50 inches of rainfall flooding the Greater Houston Area in only a matter of days, thousands of people have been displaced and response efforts will be needed for years to come as the community rebuilds. To help raise funds and awareness, Digilant U.S. is providing pro bono programmatic display advertising to the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey Response Efforts campaign.
The campaign aims to increase donations to support the work of the Salvation Army’s national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers deployed throughout Texas, providing food boxes, bottled water, cleanup kits and comfort kits. Staff and volunteers are also serving at emergency shelters and staffing emergency operations centers. “Every team being deployed in Texas can provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to those impacted by this weather event,” said Lt. Col. Ronnie Raymer, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Texas. “We’re uniquely positioned to provide support and relief to Houston and communities along the Gulf Coast.”
The Salvation Army has deployed 78 mobile feeding units that each can provide up to 1,500 meals per day, along with two field kitchens that each can serve up to 15,000 meals per day, serving survivors. As of September 4th, The Salvation Army has served more than 234,629 meals, 172,200 drinks and 170,585 snacks and has counseled 10,341 individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Digilant U.S. is humbled to be able to lend its services to help expand relief efforts for the those affected by Hurricane Harvey and encourages anyone who can to join. There are many ways to contribute to the cause, starting with a donation. In addition to monetary donations, the Salvation Army is accepting clothing and other goods via free at-home pickups or at the nearest drop-off area in your location.
To donate $10 dollars to the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey Response Efforts today, call 1-800- SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 51555.