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Helping during times of crisis

Offering hope to others when all seems lost

While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of the Salvation Army's disaster relief program consists of several basic services. Our services are adapted to meet these specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.


The Salvation Army began offering assistance to disaster survivors after a major hurricane hit Galveston, TX in September 1900, destroying the coastal city and killing thousands of people. Since then, The Salvation Army has responded to numerous natural disasters, transportation accidents, civil unrest situations and terrorist attacks all over the world. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations. To see how The Salvation Army helps at different disaster across the United States, please click the button below.


Local Involvement

Our volunteer disaster team responds to fires, floods, and tornadoes. We mobilize instantly after we receive a call from the fire department or local emergency command center. Besides providing food and beverages to those involved in the tragedy (including emergency response personnel) through our mobile canteen, our team also provides moral support and encouragement to people on the scene. 

The Salvation Army Fox Cities Emergency Disaster Team is officially recognized by federal, state, and local governments across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization. We are also involved with the local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). 

How to Get Involved


Volunteers are always needed to train and prepare for emergency disasters that take place in our community. To get involved, please fill out the following form and indicate interest in Emergency Disaster Team.


Many times during disaster, the best way you can help survivors is to contribute financially. Financial donations allow disaster reponders to meet needs immediately without inccuring the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting, and distributing donated goods. Our Disaster Response Team is funded completely by donors, and the Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster relief donations in support of disaster relief operations. To give online, click here. If you would like more information about donating, please contact Steve Miller, our Director of Finances, at (920) 955-1227 or email at steven_miller@usc.salvationarmy.org



"The other day, my neighbor's building burned out. Even though my building was safe from the fire, I was still forced to evacuate my apartment. The power, water, and gas were turned off, and the building needed to be inspected for safety. Thankfully, the Salvation Army had a shelter set up. Speaking to the Major and his crew, I was reassured that things would be alright. The Major sent me to speak with someone at the office for temporary housing assistance. They set me up at the Super 8, which i needed to stay at for two days. I am home now with Jinx, my cat. We're both happy the adventure is over! I am very grateful for the help and reassuring words I received from your team. May our Lord bless all of you one-hundred-fold of what you all blessed me with." - Tom