State - LA (Louisiana)

Cindy Downgraded, The Salvation Army ALM Still Monitoring Need

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:06
JACKSON, MS – The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi is still monitoring the needs across our three-state area even as Cindy is downgraded to a tropical depression. To this point, The Salvation Army has received no requests for assistance. “Cindy is still a threat as it moves northeast across the top of our area,” said Terry Lightheart, EDS Director, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. [READ MORE]

Salvation Army in Texas Ready and Prepared to Respond to Tropical Storm Cindy

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:10
Dallas, Texas (June 21, 2017) – Salvation Army Emergency Disaster teams in Southeast Texas are ready and prepared to respond as storm force winds and heavy rain associated with Tropical Storm Cindy hit the region. Alvin Migues, Emergency Services Director for The Salvation Army Texas Division said, “We have two mobile kitchens in the Houston area on standby and multiple response teams across the Southeast Texas region preparing to support potential [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Ready As Tropical Storm Heads For Gulf Coast

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:13
JACKSON, MS – The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi is preparing for the potential impact of Invest 93L along the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) of The Salvation Army has asked all 31 Corps and sixteen service centers across the three-state area to ready equipment and disaster personnel for deployment should the need arise. “The first priority for The Salvation Army is to ensure its [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues Long-Term Recovery in Georgia

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:44
ALBANY, GA (June 19, 2017) – The Salvation Army continues to provide long-term emergency relief services to residents whose lives were forever changed in January 2017 following a series of deadly tornadoes that ravaged parts of South Georgia. Within minutes of the first tornadoes touching down, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Response (EDS) teams deployed multiple mobile feeding units throughout affected areas. Over 19,500 meals, snacks, and drinks were [READ MORE]

Care Continues for UPS Community Affected by Tragic San Francisco Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:02
San Francisco, CA (June 16, 2017):  The Salvation Army was called by the Red Cross as one of several organizations asked to provide counseling services and emotional and spiritual care to the UPS community affected by the tragic shooting at the company’s facility in Potrero Hill on Wednesday, June 14.   Salvation Army officers are ordained ministers trained to provide grief counseling and [READ MORE]

Volunteers Across Central Florida Serve Community for Pulse Commemorations

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:49
Orlando, Florida - Thousands of people braved the rain to honor the 49 who were killed and dozens wounded at Pulse Nightclub on Monday, June 12, 2017. Monday marked the one year anniversary since tragedy struck the Pulse Nightclub near downtown Orlando. The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, jointly designated June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness.” A [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Virginia Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:41
Photo: Alexandria Chief of Police Michael Brown (center) stands with Salvation Army disaster response team members after tragic shooting. Alexandria, VA (June 14, 2017) - In the aftermath of this morning’s shooting, The Salvation Army Alexandria Citadel Corps is now on the scene providing water and food to emergency personnel and investigators. The shooting occurred in Eugene Simpson Field in the Del Ray neighborhood [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Deadly San Francisco Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:42
San Francisco, CA (June 14, 2017):  On Wednesday, June 14, The Salvation Army responded to the needs of those affected by a shooting that took place in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The Emergency and Disaster Services team headed to the scene near 17th Street and San Bruno to provide food and hydration for the police officers waiting to respond.  Several people were injured when an active shooter opened [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Responds to Grenfell Tower Residence in London, England

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:58
June 14, 2017: The Salvation Army has been responding to the horrific fire that broke out at Grenfell Towers in West London (UK) during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Volunteers from the church and charity across London have come together to support the city’s emergency services as well as people directly affected by the tragedy. Today, The Salvation Army, has launched an appeal in response to the overwhelming [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army to Activate Heat Relief Stations Across the Valley

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 23:00
Phoenix – In response to the excessive heat warning issued today by the National Weather Service, beginning tomorrow, The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Survival Squad will activate 14 heat relief stations throughout the Valley where people in need can go for cooling and hydration. From Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army & American Red Cross Serve Wis. Explosion Emergency Workers

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:05
Cambria, WI (June 2, 2017) The Salvation Army is partnering with the American Red Cross to serve first responders after an explosion at a corn mill late Wednesday night. Salvation Army volunteers deployed a canteen (mobile feeding unit) immediately following the explosion and began serving those on site. Since arriving on scene The Salvation Army has served 275 meals, 600 drinks and 400 snacks. At least two workers were killed and 13 others injured in the blast, [READ MORE]

Ogdensburg EDS Team Participates in Airport FAA Disaster Exercise

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:11
Ogdensburg, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Ogdensburg, New York participated in a FAA required Airport Disaster Exercise at the Ogdensburg International Airport Thursday morning. The teams provided canteen and hydration services to over 50 first responders from Federal, State and Local emergency management, fire and law enforcement agencies from across the North Country.  The Salvation Army operated [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Providing Meals After Storms in Gregg County, Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 15:47
Dallas, Texas - The Salvation Army is providing meals and support to displaced residents from Longview and Gregg County, Texas, following widespread power outages caused by severe storms on Sunday evening, May 28, 2017. The severe weather produced an EF-1 tornado in addition to high winds and heavy rain. More than 62,000 residents were initially left without electricity on Monday. The Salvation Army mobile kitchens [READ MORE]
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