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Disasters of incredible magnitude call for people of incredible generosity.

The Salvation Army always stands ready to aid victims of disaster.

With your help we can continue to make a difference and change lives.

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A natural disaster can come at a moments notice, changing lives drastically

Drought, wildfires, flash-floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and blizzards all happen without warning. That is why our services are always ready to help in the wake of any disaster.

We combat natural disasters with acts of God.

While every disaster is unique and requires a different response, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. These services address many of the typical needs for a disaster survivor. To do the most good, the Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.

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The Salvation Army helps meet the disaster survivors through:

Emergency Preparedness

As one of the nation's major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army recognizes the critical importance of being prepared for natural and man-made disasters. Therefore, we take steps to ensure our own ability to respond quickly and efficiently to a disaster while also working to educate other disaster professionals and the public at large about how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

Immediate Emergency Response

Emergency response services are activated on short notice according to an agreed-upon notification procedure coordinated with federal, state and local governments. Typically, Salvation Army personnel and resources will congregate at predetermined staging areas, entering the impacted area only once government first-responders have indicated that it is safe and constructive to do so. These immediate response activities include food and hydration services, shelter, cleanup and emergency communication assistance to put victims in touch with their loved ones.

Long-Term Disaster Recovery

Depending on the magnitude of the disaster, The Salvation Army may continue providing immediate response services such as emergency shelter and food service well into the recovery process. Additionally, the Army will often coordinate with local, state and federal entities to develop and execute long-term strategic disaster recovery plans. These activities include restoration and rebuilding initiatives, disaster social services (to address essential living needs, medical expenses or funeral costs), and in-kind donation distribution to disaster victims.

Spiritual and Emotional Care

Throughout the duration and aftermath of a major disaster, The Salvation Army provides spiritual comfort and emotional support upon request to victims and emergency workers coping with the stress of a catastrophe. Salvation Army counselors, who are often ordained as clergy (officers), may simply offer a "ministry of presence," but often people who know about The Salvation Army as representatives of God may ask for prayer or help from the Bible. Disaster relief and recovery services are provided to all in need without discrimination.

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Natural Disasters leave a financial and mental impact.

Victims often face the burden of losing everything but the clothes on their back.

Donating to The Salvation Army helps serve the physical and spirtual needs of disaster survivors. Make an Impact.

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Disasters can occur at any time and affect anyone.

Every year, over 90 million people are effected by natural disasters.

The Salvation Army brings real hope to these victims with your support. Make an Impact.

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The Salvation Army brings immediate help, continued hope and long-term healing to disaster survivors.

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