Salvation Army sends reinforcements to coast for Harvey recovery

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Salvation Army continues to help with long-term Hurricane Harvey recovery as reinforcements and supplies head south.

(Photo by Rhyan Henson)

As of Monday, 416,222 meals, 347,716 snacks, and 459,271 drinks have been served statewide in the aftermath of the hurricane.

The nonprofit's Emotional Spiritual Care service has helped 22,482 victims and first responders.

"We have people that have been trained for up to a year in how to respond to people in this kind of crisis not only victims, but first responders,” Salvation Army Maj. Bradley Caldwell said.

“And just help them process what it's like to go through a calamity.”

Caldwell said volunteers are prepared to stay for the long haul.

"We're thankful for the huge outpouring of care that this community has given and shown,” Caldwell said.

“The way people have shown, as much as possible, to give until it hurts".

Volunteers will remain on the coast for two weeks before being rotated back home.