EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services offers news regarding disasters and disaster response as well as allow individuals to volunteer in emergency disasters.

For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster response efforts, please visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army’s disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.

Emergency Disaster Services

Training

The first step in being ready to respond to an emergency is training. In partnership with other agencies, The Salvation Army’s disaster training program offers a variety of courses designed to help individuals and communities prepare for emergency events and become trained disaster volunteers.

Food Service

When disaster strikes, one of the first signs that help is on the way is often the arrival of a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit, offering meals, snacks and drinks to rescue workers and survivors.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

Motivated by Christian faith, The Salvation Army deploys specially trained individuals to offer emotional and spiritual care to rescue workers and disaster survivors.

Emergency Communications

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) includes a worldwide network of volunteer amateur radio operators and other communications specialists, who may be mobilized to transmit emergency information during a disaster event.

Disaster Social Services

After a family has lost everything in a disaster, The Salvation Army is there to provide emergency assistance to help meet survivors’ most urgent needs for food, clothing, shelter and medical services.

Donations Management

The Salvation Army is one of the nation’s leaders in responsibly collecting, sorting and distributing donated goods. The Salvation Army encourages cash donations as the best and most flexible way to help and solicits only those in-kind donations which can be effectively received and efficiently distributed.

Recovery

The Salvation Army supports long-term disaster recovery operations with flexible programming that is adaptable to the unique needs of individual communities.

ARE YOU PREPARED?

We know the importance of preparation for disaster. Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy to carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you easily in case you must evacuate. TSA Emergency Kit Checklist. You can easily save and print this checklist. Use it to create your emergency kit, and you’ll rest easy knowing that you and your family will ready when a disaster occurs.

2017 Hurricane Harvey Highlights

907,162

Meals

979,836

Drinks

966,346

Snacks

21,282

Food Boxes

3,821

Person Sheltered

57,068

Emotional and Spiritual Care contacts

12,274

Cleanup Kits

52,155

Confort Kits

415,630

Hours of Employee and Volunteer service

  • Mobile Feeding Units (canteens)

    96 at peak

  • Field Kitchens

    3 at peak

2017 Hurricane Irma Highlights

365,667

Meals

339,628

Snacks

534,900

Drinks

17,208

Food Boxes

5,633

Persons Sheltered

28,172

Emotional and Spiritual Care Contacts

2,374

Cleanup Kits

9,735

Confort Kits

269,889

Hours of Employee and Volunteer Service

  • Mobile Feeding Units

    61 at peak

  • Field Kitchens

    1

2017 Hurricane Maria Highlights

1,713,781

Meals, Drinks, Snacks

84,071

Food Boxes

135,100

Bottles of Water

39,341

Ice Bags

94,363

Articles of Clothing

45,994

Emotional & Spiritual Care Contacts

1,335

Cleanup Kits

16,960

Confort Kits

45,341

Hours of Employee & Volunteer Service