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Emergency Disaster Services

 
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services operates 365 days a year, offering relief for first responders of emergency disasters, mobile and/or fixed feeding programs like hot meals or snacks, water, cleaning supplies, comfort kits, referrals to other agencies when appropriate, and spiritual counseling. For a description of services provided, please click here.
 

Learn more about the Roles, Goals and Activities of The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services


WINTER NIGHT WATCH

Extreme winter cold can be deadly to homeless and near homeless. The Salvation Army's mobile units travel to where people in need congregate. It delivers hot meals, warm clothing and blankets. Fixed locations allow The Salvation Army to feed people seeking help and to talk to them about additional services and provide spiritual counseling. 

If you would like to donate winter outerwear, such as gently used hats, gloves, mittens, coats, and new socks, please contact the Winter Night Watch Coordinator at
402-898-5942.

Volunteers are also needed, 18 years and older. Drivers needed to drive mobile disaster unit, must be 24 years of age.  
If interested, please call the Volunteer Department 402-898-6000.

 

Kids Cruisin' Kitchen

In Nebraska, 96,700 children, or 1 in 5, are not sure where their next meal is coming from.  Filling the nutrition gap is critical, as hunger increases children's risk for illness and is a severe obstacle to learning. Regular access to healthy, nutritious meals can make a big difference for these children.  Through innovative collaboration with local service providers, national funders and dedicated community members, we have redesigned the way we provide nutrition services across the Western Division. Some of the changes include serving free community meals in a warm setting where people can get to know their neighbors, teaching kids and their families how to cook healthy meals and live more actively, providing more fresh produce in our food pantries and enpowering clients to choose the specific food items their family will use. Also included are the operation of the innovative Kids Cafe and Backpack Buddies meal programs and pioneering a new model of meal program service through the Kids Cruisin' Kitchen program.

KCK started in 2011 in Omaha and Plattsmouth, Neb.  It has expanded to Lincoln in 2012 and Norfolk and Fremont locations in 2013.  We have provided over 20,000 meals in just three months to kids across the Western Division in the summer months.

For more information on the Kids Cruisin' Kitchen mobile feeding unit or to volunteer, please call Joel Arthur at 402-898-7700, ext. 1134.

 

LOCAL INVOLVEMENT

When tragedy strikes in your community, The Salvation Army is on the scene. Volunteers are needed for behind-the-scenes and frontline work. Donations enable Salvation Army personnel to assist hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors. Credit card donations may be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or you can contribute online. For more information, contact your local Salvation Army corps.
 

Contact: Joel Arthur
Tel: 402-898-7700 ext. 1134

Main website: http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/