As one of the largest disaster relief organizations in the country, The Salvation Army assists communities affected by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, droughts, flooding, and other natural disasters through emergency preparedness, immediate emergency response, long-term disaster recovery and spiritual and emotional care. Click here for more information: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/help-disaster-survivors/
Local Disaster Relief
When disaster strikes on the Virginia or Middle Peninsula, we are ready to respond with emergency services and food canteens. For more information on how you can help, contact your local Corps center.
Financial contributions are the best way to assist The Salvation Army with helping those affected by disasters. Monetary donations allow the Salvation Army to purchase product to meet the most urgent needs. When feasible, purchases are made near the disaster site to help stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery to those in need. If you wish to designate your gift to a specific disaster, you may do so at the time of your donation. Monetary donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or online at www.helpsalvationarmy.org. You may also send your contribution to your local Salvation Army.
When needed, The Salvation Army will request and accept both corporate and private in-kind donations in support of the disaster relief operation. Specific items needed will be identified based on the type of disaster. Bulk donations of a single product such as bottled water, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and building materials may be accepted. All donations must be properly packaged, shrink-wrapped, on pallets, and labeled. Donors are asked to cover the cost of shipping in-kind donations to the receiving location. If you have a donation of bulk product you would like to contribute please contact your local Salvation Army for more information.
The Salvation Army offers Hurricane Safety Tips on our Disaster Preparedness page.