At 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, a second shelter opened at the Tommie Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View Road in Dallas. There are currently no evacuees staying in that shelter.
Additional shelter facilities are on standby, and the Red Cross is securing staff to open and run those shelters if needed.
The Salvation Army has 42 mobile kitchens – each with the capacity to serve an average of 1,500 meals per day – that are heading to forward-staging-areas in Dallas and San Antonio in preparation for deployment. Ten of those units are from The Salvation Army in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Disaster response leadership teams will be positioned in San Antonio, Galveston/Texas City, Houston and Corpus Christi to coordinate the ongoing disaster response.
In Corpus Christi, The Salvation Army provided 164 heater meals on Friday, and have distributed 2,000 snacks and 1,200 bottles of water since Thursday at the FEMA dome and to evacuees boarding buses to San Antonio.
Additionally, we would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support for #HurricaneHarvey evacuees. At this time, the MCTF and our partners do not need any specific items donated to the disaster relief efforts. For those looking to donate goods - please do NOT bring these to shelter sites; Trusted World (15660 N. Dallas Pkwy. Dallas, TX 75248) will coordinate the donation of goods.