General Andre Cox Visits Houston in Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
On September 7th, 2017- the world leader of The Salvation Army, General Andre Cox, spent the day visiting with victims of Hurricane Harvey and the Salvation Army workers who provided disaster relief.
The General started his day with crews on mobile feeding units to provide food, water, and emotional care. Twenty mobile kitchens and response teams, who individually have the ability to serve 1,000 meal each day, continued to provide meals and hydration to the hurricane survivors.
After helping the feed with the mobile crew, the General visited with families in the Houston community who are working to recover after the severe flooding. The Salvation Army has been there on-hand passing out supplies, food boxes, and hot meals.
General Cox then visited The Salvation Army Aldine Westfield Corps Community Center, which welcomed in families as a place of comfort and relief. The Corps Community Center not only served lunch and dinner to neighbors, but became a distribution center for food boxes and supplies. Clothing, towels, sheets, and hygiene kits were some of the supplies handed out to these families.
The last stop in Houston was at The Family Residence, which is a safe-haven center for women and children escaping domestic violence and poverty. In addition to the families already in the program, the Residence took in displaced families during this crisis.
General Cox offered prayer and inspiration throughout his visit with the community and disaster relief workers. “We want to be here, not just distributing meals for a couple weeks and then move on, but to be here to work alongside these people and support them in a journey…”
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