EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES
After the unspeakable,
we speak hope.
The Salvation Army has been responding to major disasters in the United States since a devastating hurricane that killed more than 5,000 people in Galveston,
Texas, in 1900.
Since then, The Salvation Army is usually one of the first on the scene and the last to leave.
Disasters come in both natural and manmade forms and are always devastating to those involved. With that constant awareness of people's needs, when disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is often among the first on the scene. Our trained personnel are always available to meet emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort. The Salvation Army's first aim is to meet the immediate needs of those affected, both survivors and first responders.
While each disaster creates its own unique circumstances and special needs, Salvation Army disaster relief efforts focus on seven core services: Training, Food Service, Emotional and Spiritual Care, Emergency Communications, Disaster Social Services, Donations Management, and Recovery. These services may be modified based on the magnitude of the disaster and adapted to meet the specific needs of individual survivors.
For information on how to get involved with this amazing team, please click here.