Lynchburg Center of Hope Shelters Flood Evacuees

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:20
Heavy rains in recent days, along with added precipitation on Thursday, resulted in flooding throughout Lynchburg, Virginia. Local officials had particular concerns on the stability of the dam at College Lake, leading to the evacuation of 124 residences. In addition to a shelter set up at a local high school, residents of the Sandusky Apartments were evacuated to The Salvation Army Center of Hope in Lynchburg. Once they arrived they were able to contact family and friends to find lodging, [READ MORE]

TR Restores Public Assets One Fire Tower at a Time

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:20
For the past two years, Team Rubicon Region Two teamed up with the nonprofit Forest Fire Lookout Association and the New York State Park Service to complete significant maintenance on fire towers and related structures. Team Rubicon Membership Manager for the Northeast Territory Todd Adrian said, “Although fire towers in New York State are no … Read More


General Brian Peddle Takes Office as 21st International Leader of The Salvation Army

Salvation Army - International - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:00
General Brian Peddle has now taken office as The Salvation Army's 21st international leader, succeeding General André Cox who has retired 2018-08-03T00:00:01Z
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Salvation Army responds to Carr Fire (Update #5)

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:04
REDDING, CA—Starting today, The Salvation Army and more than 40 other agencies are participating at a local assistance center at Shasta High School (2500 Eureka Way, Redding, CA 96001) for those affected by the recent Carr Fire in Shasta County.  Through Wednesday, August 8, caseworkers will be on hand to help local residents with recovery assistance. The hours of service are from 9 AM to 7 PM. If residents can, it is [READ MORE]

Operation Ray Chapman Helps Clean Up East Cleveland

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:47
From June 20 to June 26, 19 Team Rubicon members conducted a recovery operation in East Cleveland, Ohio, to remove overgrowth and clear debris in an area plagued by urban blight. Incident Commander of Kaziemeras “Kazy” Urbonvicius said the team was assisted in their efforts by “20 spontaneous volunteers” (or neighbors who lived in the … Read More


International Headquarters Bids a Fond Farewell to General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox

Salvation Army - International - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:34
A sense of thankfulness and optimism pervaded the IHQ farewell meeting to General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox 2018-08-02T17:34:49Z
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea: DPR Korea: Heat Wave - Aug 2018 - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: HT-2018-000126-PRK
Disaster type: Heat Wave
Affected countries: Democratic People's Republic of Korea

On 2 August 2018, the DPRK RCS officially informed the IFRC Country Office in the DPRK of a developing emergency in both South Pyongan and South Hamgyong Provinces due to a recent heat wave which is severely affecting agricultural production. The heat wave has brought temperatures of over 39℃ across the country as of 3 August. The heat wave started as of 11 July 2018 and is expected to last at least 23 days. This climatic event is seriously affecting agricultural production of the country. There have been reported casualties among elderly people and children due to heat stroke and these reports are being followed up by the local branches whose catchment area covers a total population of 13,768. It is anticipated that this weather pattern will continue until mid-August and will significantly reduce the yield, especially that of maize that is showing signs of withering and affect the livelihood of the people in the affected communities. According to state media, Rodong Sinmun (Korean Workers' Party newspaper) the Pyongyang government has declared a state of emergency on 2 August 2018 because of the unusually hot weather. (IFRC, 4 Aug 2018)

Date: 02 Aug 2018
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army Commences Work in Samoa

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 17:14
Following consultation, General André Cox has approved the official recognition of Salvation Army work in the Independent State of Samoa 2018-08-01T22:14:52Z
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The Salvation Army responds to Carr Fire (Update #4)

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:12
Redding, CA—The Salvation Army has deployed additional out-of-state personnel to assist the relief efforts in Shasta County.  Teams from Great Falls, Mont.; Helena, Mont.; Missoula, Mont.; Centralia, Wash. and Coeur d’Alene, Wash. will contribute to the existing meal services and emotional and spiritual care at Carr Fire evacuation sites in Redding and Weaverville. Salvation Army teams are currently assisting [READ MORE]

Democratic Republic of the Congo: DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018 - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2018-000129-COD
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced on 01 Aug 2018 that preliminary laboratory results indicate a cluster of cases of Ebola virus in North Kivu province. The announcement was issued little more than a week after the Ministry of Health declared the end of an outbreak in Equateur Province in the far western part of the country, some 2500 km from North Kivu. “This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were operating in the northwest,” said Dr Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General, Emergency Preparedness and Response. (WHO, 01 Aug 2018)

The DRC Red Cross has a strong in-country capacity to respond to Ebola, with 60,000 volunteers across the country. Red Cross teams in DRC played a significant role in containing the recent Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, as well as all the previous ones since the disease was first identified in 1976. IFRC is ready to provide technical and financial support to local Red Cross response efforts on the ground. This could include redeploying personnel involved in the Ebola response in Equateur Province, as well as the deployment of new experts if necessary. (IFRC, 02 Aug 2018)

As of 3 August 2018, a total of 43 Ebola virus disease cases (13 confirmed and 30 probable), including 33 deaths, have been reported. An additional 33 suspected cases are currently pending laboratory testing to confirm or exclude Ebola virus disease. Three healthcare workers have been affected, of whom two have died. (WHO, 04 Aug 2018)

Date: 01 Aug 2018
Status: Ongoing

Salvation Army to serve meals at the Mendocino Complex Fire evacuation centers

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:55
The Salvation Army will start a meal service tonight at two evacuation centers for residents who have been affected by Mendocino Complex Fire in Lake County and Mendocino County areas.  A team from Alameda County and Yuba-Sutter will provide assistance at Twin Pine Casino (22223 California 29, Middletown, CA 95461) while the San Rafael Corps will serve Lower Lake High School (9430 Lake St, Lower Lake, CA 95457).  Local Salvation Army Emergency Disaster [READ MORE]

Honours Presented and Received by the General During Final Visit Before Retirement

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:39
General André Cox’s time in the DRC included the presentation of the Army’s highest honour and the awarding of an honorary doctorate 2018-07-31T16:39:02Z
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Salvation Army responding to the Carr Fire (Update #3)

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:06
The Salvation Army continues to provide meals and spiritual support at five Carr Fire evacuation sites in Shasta County. Redding
  • CrossPointe Community Church-- 960 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA 96002
  • Foothill College-- 9733 Deschutes Rd, Palo Cedro, CA 96073
  • Shasta College-- 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003
  • Simpson College-- 2211 [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army continues support of Puna economy; purchases shelter meals

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 21:48
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [July 30, 2018] – The economy in the Puna District is receiving a boost from a surprising source, the shelter meal services being offered by The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] outreach efforts. After initially receiving generous in-kind donations from local restaurants and certified kitchens during the early days of the lava event, The Salvation Army’s EDS team has been purchasing food for the meal service at the shelters [READ MORE]

Operation Swift Ranger

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:57
Team Rubicon volunteers respond to the Tinder Fire in Happy Jack, AZ for a second time in 2018.


Indonesia: Indonesia: Earthquake - Jul 2018 - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EQ-2018-000122-IDN
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Indonesia

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, at 05:47 local time, on 29 July 2018, followed by 66 aftershocks with the highest of those with a recorded magnitude of 5.7. The earthquake affected the three districts of North Lombok, East Lombok and West Lombok. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred 50 kilometres northeast of the city Mataram on the northern part of Lombok island, with a depth of 10 km. Indonesia’s agency for meteorology climatology and geophysics (BMKG) indicated that there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake also impacted Mount Rinjani national park, a popular trekking destination. Access to the climbing routes are temporarily closed due to reports of a landslide around the mountain. (IFRC, 29 Jul 2018)

The West Nusa Tenggara administration declared a seven-day state of emergency. The earthquake has claimed at least 17 lives. As of 1 August, the National Disaster and Mitigation Agency (BNPB) had recorded 10,062 displaced people and 5,448 destroyed houses across Lombok, most of which are located in East Lombok regency. (Jakarta Post, 1 Aug 2018)

Date: 29 Jul 2018
Status: Alert

The Salvation Army Begins Assistance of Cranston Fire Evacuation Shelter

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:25
Riverside, CA. July 27, 2018 – The Cranston Fire is currently raging in Riverside County, having already spread to 11,500 acres after starting just this past Wednesday afternoon. It has destroyed at least five homes in the Idyllwild area, and thousands in the region have already been evacuated. Currently, 2 evacuation centers have been opened: Banning High School (100 W. Westward Avenue, Banning, CA 92220) and Hamilton [READ MORE]

The Value of Data – Team Rubicon and Qlik

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:43
Our partnership with Team Rubicon started in early 2017 with a conversation about a vision. From the very first meeting the team’s vision was to gather the organization’s data generated from multiple disparate systems and make it available to the public to be able to review the entire operation of the organization.  This accountability and transparency is built into … Read More


Salvation Army serving meals at evacuation centers in Redding and Weaverille, CA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 19:07
The Salvation Army will start a meal service later today at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Carr Fire in Shasta County.  Teams from The Salvation Army Oroville Corps and Redding Corps have been sent to Shasta High School (2500 Eureka Way, Redding, CA) to provide assistance at the site.  Starting tomorrow, a group from the Roseville Corps will be deployed to Weaverville Elementary School (31020 Hwy 3, [READ MORE]

Mother Nature, Don’t Mess with Texas

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:08
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