State - LA (Louisiana)

The Salvation Army and Texas State Guard Prepare for Future Disasters

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:29
Texas City, Texas (June 12, 2019) – Emergency Disaster Services staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army Galveston County Command participated in the Texas State Guard hurricane evacuation drill this week. This event simulates a disaster response effort and agencies practice in real-time preparing their personnel to receive, shelter and provide care to area residents in the event of severe weather evacuations.  The airlift exercise participants included the [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and Center of Hope Assist in Flood Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:37
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 13, 2019) – The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) offers spiritual, emotional, and social assistance to people who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.  In Tulsa, Oklahoma, beneficiaries of the program recently had the opportunity to give back by assisting in disaster relief efforts after historic flooding. Dustin, a graduate of the ARC celebrating [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Participates in Multi-Agency Resource Centers in Northeast Oklahoma

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 20:12
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (June 12, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Arkansas-Oklahoma is participating in Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) in northeast Oklahoma where thousands of homes have been impacted by historic flooding.   A MARC is a central location for local and state agencies, as well as human service organizations, to answer questions and provide information and disaster-related assistance. The Salvation Army [READ MORE]

Operation BBQ Relief and The Salvation Army Partner Together

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 16:39
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 11, 2019) – Operation BBQ Relief and The Salvation Army are partnering together to help feed those who are hurting after either being displaced or severely impacted by the Arkansas River flooding.  The partnership brings about a very positive impact on the individuals and families being served. Operation BBQ Relief is a nonprofit which was founded in May 2011 in response to the catastrophic tornado which [READ MORE]

Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Support Salvation Army Disaster Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 17:22
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 8, 2019) – In any circumstance, good or trying, partnerships are vital.  The Salvation Army is grateful during times of disaster strong partnerships exist.  Two such partners, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt generously donated 20,000 lb. of chicken as well as the loan of a refrigerated trailer and transportation to help The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in Arkansas and Oklahoma.  The [READ MORE]

Joy in a Donut

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 22:24
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 7, 2019) – The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army celebrated National Donut Day on Friday, June 7 during disaster relief efforts.   As canteens (mobile feeding units) were loaded with meals, hydration, and snacks, they also received donuts to hand out to flood survivors, volunteers, and those assisting in the affected neighborhoods American Salvation lassies set sail for France on August [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army’s Dayton Tornado Resource Center Launches

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:23
Day 2 of The Salvation Army’s Multi-agency Resource Center is underway in Dayton Ohio and the need continues to be great in the region.  The operating hours each day are from 1 pm – 8 pm, and by shortly after noon on Friday, there were already people lined up outside.  This series of storms struck multiple areas in the region, but several of the areas were already struggling with low employment and poverty.  This makes [READ MORE]

After Waters Recede, Partners Provide Much-Needed Support

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 21:10
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 6, 2019) – The Salvation Army provides practical assistance after disasters, including the catastrophic flooding which has occurred in Arkansas and Oklahoma.   Areas of concentration include Muskogee, Tulsa, and Waggoner counties in Oklahoma and Sebastian County in Arkansas. Two canteens (mobile feeding units), two rapid response units (catering trucks), and a Salvation Army kitchen are involved [READ MORE]

Relations Matter as The Salvation Army Opens Tornado Resource Center in Dayton Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 17:57
Relationships matter and this is no clearer than during a disaster. As the Dayton Ohio region begins the long process of recovering from its recent storms and their impact, The Salvation Army established a Multi-Agency Resource Center, where many varied agencies can come together, to better serve the region. The concept of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) is to bring a large group of service providers together in one place.  This allows the most “bang [READ MORE]

Relations Matter as The Salvation Army Opens Tornado Resource Center in Dayton Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 17:57
Relationships matter and this is no clearer than during a disaster. As the Dayton Ohio region begins the long process of recovering from its recent storms and their impact, The Salvation Army established a Multi-Agency Resource Center, where many varied agencies can come together, to better serve the region. The concept of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) is to bring a large group of service providers together in one place.  This allows the most “bang [READ MORE]

An Update on Feeding Efforts in Northeast Oklahoma

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:38
Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 5, 2019) – The Salvation Army is serving in multiple locations in Northeast Oklahoma – from Sand Springs to Webber’s Falls.  We are providing food, water, personal hygiene kits, emotional and spiritual care to those most impacted by flooding. To date, we have served over 6,900 meals, 8,800 drinks, and 3, 500 snacks.   The following are locations where The Salvation Army [READ MORE]

A Week After The Dayton, Ohio Storms, The Salvation Army Continues Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:24
DAYTON, OH (June 3, 2019) – A week after a series of powerful tornadoes struck Dayton, Ohio late Monday evening, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services continues to assist affected communities. The Salvation Army has been on the ground supporting and supplying aid since early Tuesday morning. Canteens (mobile relief units) from Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Lexington have been providing residents with meals, emotional and spiritual care, hydration, and snacks. 
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The Salvation Army is Here!

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:04
“The Salvation Army is here! Now we can pray!” shouted Sharon as The Salvation Army “canteen” pulled up to her small house on a hot Saturday afternoon in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Sharon is the “neighborhood grandma” to many children in the two-block underserved neighborhood where she lives.  Her house is always full of people - she welcomes one and all to sit at her table. She is the caregiver for her [READ MORE]

Volunteers, Survivors and First Responders Come by the Dozens

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 16:30
Over the weekend, The Salvation Army partnered with Tulsa County to stage a fixed feeding site in a neighborhood hard hit by flooding from the Arkansas River.  Approximately half of the neighborhood was covered in water. Water was up to the roof line for several blocks.  The clean-up process will be long and tiring with the removal of furnishings, sheetrock, and more.  As the neighborhood opened on Saturday, residents returned to evaluate [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 21:59
Virginia Beach, VA - The Salvation Army has dispatched local spiritual care personnel and a mobile feeding unit in response to the mass shooting that occurred Friday afternoon, May 31, at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in Virginia. According to national news outlets, the incident is the 150th mass shooting in the U.S. so far in 2019 and the deadliest. The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command and The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula have been onsite [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Continues to Serve Northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 20:57
An Army of Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers are providing food, hydration, emotional and spiritual care to people impacted by tornadoes and flooding. Across Arkansas and Oklahoma, hundreds of people are either evacuating, were evacuated, or are slowly being allowed to return to their homes.  The Salvation Army is serving survivors and first responders as the impact from the Arkansas River continues to unfold as it flows [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues to Discover Unmet Needs in Dayton Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 16:16
Operations continue in the Dayton Ohio region following this week’s deadly tornado outbreak that struck the state.  As they serve, volunteers continue to discover pockets of individuals who haven’t received assistance. The Salvation Army’s food distribution continues via their mobile kitchens. Volunteers are continuing to reach into the hardest hits areas.  As roads throughout the region are being cleared, more pockets [READ MORE]

Siouxland Salvation Army Remains Ready to Support Community Amid New Flooding Threat

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:49
REMINDER TO COMMUNITY:  FLOOD RELIEF SUPPLIES, ASSISTANCE STILL AVAILABLE AT SIOUXLAND SALVATION ARMY   Siouxland-Area Residents Affected by Latest Round of Flooding Are Encouraged to Stop by Disaster Resource Center (DRC) in Sioux City   The Siouxland Salvation Army still has flood-cleanup kits and other related resources [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Deploys Team to Oversee Disaster Response Operations in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:59
Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 30, 2019) – The Salvation Army is busy providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to people affected by the recent flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  An Incident Command Team has been deployed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to oversee disaster response operations in the two states.   Salvation Army officers and staff from Conway, Fayetteville, and Hot Springs, Arkansas [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Continues Relief Efforts in Dayton, Ohio

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 14:41
CINCINNATI, OH (May 30, 2019)– The Salvation Army of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky continues to assist communities hit by a series of powerful tornadoes that struck Dayton, Ohio late Monday evening. The Salvation Army has been on the ground supporting and supplying aid since early Tuesday morning. Canteens (mobile relief units) from Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Lexington have been providing residents with meals, emotional and spiritual care, hydration, and snacks. One [READ MORE]

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