Steps to Prepare for a Hurricane

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:40
As Mother Nature starts to pick up the pace this hurricane season, we wanted to share some information to keep you safe. The key to safety during storm season is to be prepared and ready to act when the time is right. Hurricanes are strong life-threatening storms that can produce severe damage, flooding, storm surges, high … Read More


Explore Version 3 of our Open Initiative

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:26
“At the moment of truth, there are either reasons or results.” – Chuck Yeager It is hard to believe that it has been ten months since Team Rubicon, inspired by the incredible generosity of donors across the country who invested in the responding to Harvey, released the first iteration of our open initiative when we published … Read More


Salvation Army to Bring Light to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:58
Tje Salvation Army in Bangladesh is to begin working in camps housing Rohingya people who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar 2018-07-13T11:58:02Z
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The General Leads UK Commissioning Weekend

Salvation Army - International - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:42
In their last public meetings in the United Kingdom before retirement, the General and Commissioner Silvia Cox led the commissioning of new officers. 2018-07-12T11:42:31Z
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Salvation Army Ministry in Gabon Officially Opened During Weekend of Celebration

Salvation Army - International - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 05:26
Gabon became the 129th country where The Salvation Army is officially recognised during a weekend of celebration and prayer in the capital, Libreville. 2018-07-12T10:26:33Z
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The Salvation Army in Zimbabwe Increases Peace-building Momentum Ahead of Elections

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:20
Inspired by peace-building efforts by The Salvation Army in Kenya, Salvationists in Zimbabwe are seeking to promote peace in the lead-up to the elections. 2018-07-11T12:20:47Z
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The General and Commissioner Silvia Cox visit Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 06:12
The work and ministry of The Salvation Army in Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia was celebrated with General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox 2018-07-11T11:12:55Z
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Please Join the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service July 19th in Waco

One Star Foundation - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:48

Join the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service for a public meeting in Waco, TX on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Dewey Community Center. The meeting will feature a panel discussion with members of the faith community in Waco who will address how critical community needs are met through service.  Liz Darling, CEO at OneStar Foundation will be a speaker and member of the panel.  Whether you currently serve or have not, this is an opportunity to hear from local leaders on the efforts happening in the city and surrounding areas. The public meeting will conclude with a Q&A and public comments session where the audience will be able to address the panel on how the faith community can help meet needs, such as hunger and disaster relief, and long-term civic engagement. Audience members can also share any ideas and thoughts related to the Commission's mandate.

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The Salvation Army responds to the Puna lava flow - Update No. 12

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 20:55
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [July 9, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are supporting those affected by the Puna lava flow with meal coordination, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care at the three emergency shelters in Pahoa and Keaau including Keaau Armory, Pahoa Regional Recreation Facility–Gym, and Pahoa Senior Center. 
MEAL SERVICE – Since May 9, The Salvation [READ MORE]

Operation Hub City

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:52
Team Rubicon volunteers respond to flooding Valencia County, NM.


11 months After Hurricane Harvey: Team Rubicon is Rebuilding Homes in Houston

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:10
Now eleven months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, Team Rubicon is in the middle of a pilot program to rebuild homes in Houston. They are leading the efforts to rebuild homes, free of charge, for vulnerable homeowners who would likely not be able to rebuild otherwise. Operations began in March and … Read More


Operation Floating City

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 16:17
Team Rubicon volunteers are responding to flooding in Des Moines, IA.


Operation Fiery Furnace

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:01
Team Rubicon volunteers are conducting sawyer operations and flood mitigation after a fire in Moab, UT.


Operation Girty’s Run

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:38
Team Rubicon Volunteers are assisting with ongoing flood response and recovery efforts in the wake of flash flooding.


New Faces Leading Old Traditions

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:51
Last month, I watched history happen. It started on a Monday morning in Texas when we turned up in a collection of black suits the likes of which I hadn’t seen or worn since leaving D.C. That Friday had been a flurry of final touches. I raised an eyebrow at Zach, shuffling tables and chairs. … Read More


Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 15:04
Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire Providing care to impacted residents in Alpine Alpine, CA (July 8, 2018) – In response to the West Fire in East County San Diego, The Salvation Army will participate at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Alpine Library to serve those affected by the fire. As of 8 a.m. today, the fire had burned 504 acres and was 81 percent contained, with 18 structures destroyed. The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Williamsburg on the Scene of Helicopter Crash and Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 23:00
A townhome community adjacent to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the scene of a helicopter crash that killed at least one person and resulted in a fire on Sunday afternoon just before 4:45 p.m. The accident scene is just about 100 yards from the new building for The Salvation Army of Williamsburg. Corp officers Lieutenants Jeremy and Whitney Lind provided bottled water, snacks, and spiritual care to the first responders, townhome [READ MORE]

Operation Freedom Fire

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 20:21
Volunteers are clearing roads and providing chainsaw services for neighborhoods impacted by the Spring Creek Fire in Costilla County CO.


China: China: Floods - Jul 2018 - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000110-CHN
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: China

Heavy and continuous rainfall since 7 July 2018 has caused flooding in most parts of Sichuan and the southeast region of Gansu Province. In some areas of North Central Sichuan, there have been heavy rainstorms and torrential rains for four consecutive days. These were also compounded by the effects of two weather systems in the area; Typhoon Prapiroon, and Typhoon Maria. According to reports from National Disaster Reduction Commission, as of 13 July 2018, floods have affected 1,381,000 people, where 3 persons have died; 222,000 have taken emergency resettlement; 22,000 needed emergency relief in Sichuan prefectures of Deyang, Mianyang, Guangyuan (that includes 15 cities and 70 counties); more than 900 houses have collapsed, and 29,000 houses have been damaged. A total of 36,900 hectares of crops have been affected by the floods and 5,200 hectares will have no harvests this year. The direct economic loss has been estimated to be over 5.3 billion yuan. Gansu province was hit even harder, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. A heavy rainstorm occurred in Southeast Gansu from 10 to 11 July 2018. The provinces of Tianshui, Zhangye, Pingliang (including 10 cities and 46 counties) are flooded, and have affected 1,519,000 people where 12 have died; four are missing; and 30,000 were evacuated. More than 2,300 houses collapsed, and 19,000 were damaged to varying degrees. The direct economic loss was 3.6 billion Yuan. On 12 July 2018, the Provincial Disaster Reduction Commission selected four technical persons and two satellite commanding vehicles - carrying unmanned aerial vehicles and 4G communications equipment - to collect unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing data with the working group. According to this rapid assessment, heavy rainfall has resulted in a large number of seriously damaged houses that have continued to collapse in these two provinces. More rain has been falling over the past week, worsening the flood situation. The flooding season will continue until the end of August and more rain can be expected until then. (IFRC, 17 Jul 2018)

Date: 07 Jul 2018
Status: Ongoing

Salvation Army to serve meals at an evacuation center in Yreka, CA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:03
Yreka, CA—The Salvation Army has started a meal service at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Klamathon Fire.  A team from The Salvation Army Auburn Corps was deployed to Jackson Street Elementary School (405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097) to provide assistance at the site.  Earlier this afternoon, more than 50 meals were served to evacuees, along with the distribution [READ MORE]


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