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The Salvation Army Called to Serve at Wildfire in Condon, Oregon

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 23:00
Condon, OR – At the request of Oregon State Fire, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services deployed on Friday, August 17th. Within a few hours, The Salvation Army served 205 meals and distributed over 900 water bottles to firefighters. Over the weekend, 1,040 cups of coffee and 450 snacks were served, including the distribution of 308 personal care items (as of 9:30 AM on Monday, August 20th).   The [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Called to Serve at Wildfire in Condon, Oregon

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 23:00
Condon, OR – At the request of Oregon State Fire, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services deployed on Friday, August 17th. Within a few hours, The Salvation Army served 205 meals and distributed over 900 water bottles to firefighters. Over the weekend, 1,040 cups of coffee and 450 snacks were served, including the distribution of 308 personal care items (as of 9:30 AM on Monday, August 20th).   The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army of Washington NC Provides Support in Search for Missing Boaters

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 10:35
Beaufort County, N.C. (August 19, 2018)—On Saturday, August 18, The Salvation Army of Washington, N.C. provided support to responders searching for two missing boaters in Beaufort County, North Carolina. According to WITN news, an elderly couple departed a local marina early Friday afternoon. Friday evening, an unmanned 20-foot craft was reported near the Pamlico River in Beaufort County. The Coast Guard launched two shoreline search teams and nine [READ MORE]

PA Communities Hit by Flash Floods

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:56
PHILADELPHIA – The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continued for a fourth day in its efforts to provide hope, care and comfort to clean-up crews, local officials and residents impacted by this week’s flash floods in central and eastern Pennsylvania. On Thursday, August 16, teams fanned out in communities through Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Susquehanna and Schuylkill Counties, providing meals, beverages and clean-up [READ MORE]

PA Communities Hit by Flash Floods

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:56
PHILADELPHIA – The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continued for a fourth day in its efforts to provide hope, care and comfort to clean-up crews, local officials and residents impacted by this week’s flash floods in central and eastern Pennsylvania. On Thursday, August 16, teams fanned out in communities through Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Susquehanna and Schuylkill Counties, providing meals, beverages and clean-up [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army - Delivering Hope to Those in Crisis After Hurricane Harvey

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:49
One Year After Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army is Still Working in Affected Areas Dallas, TX (8/13/18) – “The water was about six inches from my roof after they opened the floodgates at Livingston Lake,” said Joe. “My house flooded once before in 2016 and I had about two feet of water in there, but this was like nothing I’d ever seen before.” Joe’s [READ MORE]

Salvation Army to assist with meal service at Hat Fire evacuation center

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:25
Adin, CA--The Salvation Army has deployed a group from Roseville and a canteen (mobile kitchen) to start a meal service later today at the Adin Community Center (605 CA-299, Adin, CA 96006) for residents who have been evacuated due to the recent Hat Fire in eastern Shasta County.  Local Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services management plans for meals to be served through Sunday night and staff will continue to assess if further [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army in Indonesia Begins Earthquake Response on Lombok

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:15
London, 10 August 2018/IHQ/ – The Salvation Army in Indonesia is providing medical and other assistance to people who were affected by a series of earthquakes that hit the island of Lombok. The official death toll is reported as 259 people, but provincial officials and local media are reporting that the final number may be closer to 350. According to the government, more than 1,400 people have been injured and at least 156,000 displaced. A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck on 29 [READ MORE]

Transition to assistance centers for the Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex Fire

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:53
Sacramento, CA--The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will transition efforts to assistance centers for the Carr Fire in the Redding area and the Mendocino Complex Fire in Lake County. Starting today, The Salvation Army is participating in the Disaster Recovery Center in Redding (2658 Hilltop Drive). The center will be open daily from 9 AM to 7 PM. Tomorrow, Salvation Army representatives will take part in [READ MORE]

Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex Fire Response Update

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:32
Sacramento, CA--The Salvation Army is still offering meals and emotional and spiritual care at the Carr Fire response in the Redding area and Mendocino Complex Fire in Lake County and Mendocino County.  Carr Fire
  • Two canteens (mobile kitchens) from Redding and Santa Rosa are providing meals in various repopulated areas in Redding.  Salvation Army officers [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Marks One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 00:18
Long-term recovery to continue for years to come in affected communities along Texas coastline Dallas, TX (8/7/18) – The Salvation Army continues to provide long-term recovery services to residents whose lives were forever changed after Hurricane Harvey. Making landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane in late August 2017, Harvey devastated much of the Texas coastline. The storm initially hit the Coastal Bend area [READ MORE]

Lynchburg Center of Hope Shelters Flood Evacuees

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]

Salvation Army responds to Carr Fire (Update #5)

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]

The Salvation Army responds to Carr Fire (Update #4)

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]

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

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]

Salvation Army responding to the Carr Fire (Update #3)

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

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]

The Salvation Army Begins Assistance of Cranston Fire Evacuation Shelter

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]

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

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]

Salvation Army Relief Effort in Marshalltown, Iowa Continues

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 13:40
Work Goes On Despite Substantial Damage to Local Headquarters (Marshalltown, Iowa--July 25, 2018) For the last six days, Marshalltown Salvation Army staff and the programs they lead have been operating without a functional headquarters building. The Corps Community Center—the organization’s longtime base of operations in the central [READ MORE]