WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The Palm Beach County branch of the Salvation Army is gearing up to send their first group of volunteers to Houston after Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on the city.
One of their biggest focuses there will be feeding those in need, the organization said.
“So far, it is one of the worst disasters we have ever seen," Area Commander Major Pierre Smith said.
The organization will send nine mobile kitchen units Tuesday morning equipped to feed 1,500 people a day.
“We are equipped with two skillets," Smith said. "We can cook anything and everything. We have two stoves, we have one freezer, one refrigerator, you name it we got it."
Dan Hager has been a volunteer with the Salvation Army for nearly 30 years and the trip to Houston will be his first disaster relief mission.
"The devastation I see on TV, the things we take for granted, just daily living that they are now without -- honestly, I cannot imagine," he said.
The Salvation Army currently has 50 mobile units in Texas from all over the country.
Palm Beach County alone has about 140 volunteers on standby.
They say they plan to send more help as needed in the upcoming weeks.
The first group of volunteers plan to leave West Palm Beach for Houston Tuesday around 8 a.m.