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The Salvation Army of McAllen Responds to Severe Flooding in South Texas

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:36
Dallas, TX  - The Salvation Army of McAllen serving Hidalgo County is responding to major flooding in South Texas. According to the National Weather Service up to 15 inches of rain have fallen particularly in Donna and Weslaco, TX. The Salvation Army will be providing meals, water, and emotional and spiritual care at two temporary American Red Cross shelters in Donna and Weslaco. Additionally, The Salvation Army of McAllen has been [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds To Severe Flooding in Upper Michigan

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:38
WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN - The Salvation Army is assisting in the Upper Peninsula after heavy rainfalls caused flooding and severe road damage in Houghton, Ontanogan and Keweenaw Counties overnight. The area received four to seven inches of rain and 60 sinkholes have been reported in the area.  Auxiliary Captain Leonita Schweigert, with The Salvation Army of Hancock, said a temporary shelter is up and running. The temporary shelter is located [READ MORE]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]