Odessa Salvation Army preparing to send mobile kitchen to feed Harvey victims

Odessa Salvation Army preparing to send mobile kitchen to feed Harvey victims
(Source: KWES).

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Salvation Army of Odessa is preparing to send their mobile kitchen to feed Harvey victims and they aren't the only ones. The Salvation Army has already served thousands of meals in the wake of the storm.

Salvation Army chapters across the country have packed up and traveled to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

They've set up shop in Victoria, Houston, even Arlington.

"We are actually getting ready to send 2 volunteers to the disaster work in the Houston or Beaumont area," said Major Guy Watts with the Salvation Army of Odessa.

More than 40 mobile feeding units are providing 1,500 meals a day to victims of the storm.

"They can't cook in their home right now. Even if they don't have water, they perhaps don't have electricity and it's really just not safe," said Watts.

After a slight setback, the Salvation Army of Odessa will send their mobile kitchen to help out by Monday.

"The repair shop is waiting on a part and as soon as the part comes in and gets installed and the vehicle is road worthy and ready to go. then they will be leaving," said Watts.

As of Aug. 28, the Salvation Army has provided more than 5,000 meals to storm victims.

"In the past, I've gone on these assignments and you cook breakfast and as soon as breakfast is over, someone is already working on lunch."

The Salvation Army plans to help with long-term relief. The volunteers from Odessa will being staying up to two weeks, but Major Guy Watts says that is just the beginning stages.

"The Salvation Army will be sending people to the affected area until this is over. So this is to be an ongoing thing, probably from now until January," said Watts.

The Salvation Army of Odessa says their partners are H-E-B and Walmart and they are only taking monetary donations at this time.

You can donate here: www.salvationarmytexas.org/odessa.

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