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Emergency Disater Services

When tragedy strikes in your community, remember that The Salvation Army is on the scene, alongside fire, police and rescue personnel.


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.

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.

Want to Volunteer?

Local or national disaster volunteers must participate in training.

Training courses include classes in:

  • Incident management
  • Canteen operations
  • Food service
  • Emotional and spiritual care
  • Basic first aid
  • CPR training

Click here to find training opportunities in your area.

What Disasters Do You Respond To?

Visit our national newsroom to see our recent disaster responses.