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The Salvation Army And American Radio Relay League Announce MOU At HamVention

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:14
Xenia, OH (05/18/2018) – Continuing a partnership that has existed since 1976, The Salvation Army and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) – the national association for amateur radio - renewed their commitment to work together during disasters with the signing of a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at this year’s Dayton Hamvention. National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist (WB8BZH) and ARRL Emergency Preparedness [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Services Responding to 416 Fire in Durango, CO

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:36
Volunteers and staff will be onsite providing food, hydration and spiritual care to evacuees and first responders Durango, CO (June 13, 2018) – At the request of the Office of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army Emergency Services will be deploying a mobile feeding unit shortly to help provide food and hydration services to the first responders and evacuees of the 416 Fire in Durango [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army in Georgia Focused on Irma Long-Term Recovery

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:58
Since Hurricane Irma’s high tidal waves and severe winds battered ashore and swept through Georgia in the fall of 2017, The Salvation Army of has been restoring hope, giving strength and providing healing. At the height of Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army served 57,800 meals, 81,000 snacks, and 47,800 drinks. They also provided emotional and spiritual care for 11,800 individuals, distributed 1,900 food boxes, 900 clean-up kits, and $425,000 in gift cards. However, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Assists Volcano Survivors in Guatemala

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:23
The Salvation Army in Guatemala is helping people affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which has claimed at least 75 lives. Thousands of people are now living in temporary shelter, and President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning. The number of fatalities is likely to rise significantly once emergency responders can dig through the layers of ash that have covered some communities. At present, the ash in some places remains too hot [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Prepares for 2018 Hurricane Season

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:38
Update on Long-Term Recovery Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Atlanta, GA – Friday, June 1, marks the official start of the 2018 Hurricane season. The Salvation Army stands ready to serve if needed. Mobile feeding units are in place to respond and serve first responders and disaster survivors at a moment’s notice.  Trained disaster workers [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Puna Lava Flow - supporting local economy

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 18:47
Local economy to be supported by expanded program to purchase shelter meals and distribution center items via local restaurants and businesses 
-14,024 meals, including 3,263 vegetarian meals, served between May 9 and 27- 
-398 households have received donations via the distribution center between May 13 and 26- Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 29, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers [READ MORE]

Salvation Army on Scene of Noblesville, Indiana Middle School Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 15:27
Noblesville, IN – The Salvation Army is currently on scene at Noblesville High School, where students from Noblesville West Middle School were moved following a shooting at the middle school earlier this morning. The Emergency Disaster Services team on site is providing food and hydration to police, first responders, and families. Trained personnel are also offering emotional and spiritual support to survivors. Major Katrina Mathews, Corps Officer at The Salvation [READ MORE]
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