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Disaster Core Services

Disasters of incredible magnitude call for people of incredible generosity.

Disaster Response Services

Hope is on the Way

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.

For details on disaster response in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C., contact Rebecca Chestnutt, Divisional Disaster Director, [email protected]

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

For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been responding to natural disasters and other emergencies within the United States. No matter the season, Salvation Army mobile feeding units and teams of trained disaster workers are always ready to offer help, hope, and healing to disaster survivors and first responders. While each disaster creates its own unique circumstances and special needs, Salvation Army disaster response efforts focus on several core services. These services may be modified based on the magnitude of the disaster and adapted to meet the specific needs of individual survivors.

Food Service

When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army quickly mobilizes to provide food and drinks to survivors and first responders. A hot meal, a warm cup of coffee, or a cold bottle of water are often

Emotional and Spiritual Care

Disasters are traumatic events, and many survivors experience emotional or spiritual distress. Practicing a ministry of presence, The Salvation Army deploys trained caregivers to provide comfort, compassion, prayers, and encouragement.

Emergency Supply Distribution

Salvation Army disaster warehouses are stocked with critical emergency relief supplies such as food,
water, cleaning products, baby supplies, and hygiene items that can be quickly delivered and distributed to disaster survivors.

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army provides gift cards and vouchers to disaster survivors to help purchase and replace the things they need most:  food, clothing, child and baby care items, prescription medications, and supplies to clean and repair homes.

Donations Management

After a disaster, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services identifies needs in affected communities and partners with donors to responsibly collect, transport, and distribute critically needed supplies to survivors.

Long-Term Recovery

Disaster recovery may take years. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services works with government, charitable, and private-sector partners to promote community resilience and help survivors rebuild and return to normalcy.

Education

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services provides information and training to help people protect themselves against the impact of disasters and offers an extensive training program of specialized courses for disaster workers.

 

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If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact your local Salvation Army
to see what opportunities are available in your area.