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We combat natural disasters with acts of God Image

We combat natural disasters with acts of God

Disasters of incredible magnitude call for people of incredible generosity.

How You Can Help

Whether its a fire, flood, tornado, or any emergency where people need help we will be there. Training new volunteers to be ready for unpredictable disasters is how The Salvation Army stays ready to bring God's light in the darkest moments.

Please call Marissa Soliz, our Development & Volunteer Coordinator at (563) 324-4808 Ext. 205 or email to get answers to your questions, donate or volunteer to help others.

The Salvation Army is There When the Need Arises

Emergency Disaster Service volunteers are there for local disasters, whether it is a flood, tornado, fire, or other natural disaster. EDS Volunteers are also deployed to other locations throughout the United States and world to assist in relief efforts. For further information on becoming an Emergency Disaster Services Volunteer, contact: Lana Barnhill at (309) 417-0039

Disaster Relief Services

While each disaster creates its own unique circumstances and special needs, Salvation Army disaster relief efforts focus on seven core services. These services may be modified based on the magnitude of the disaster and adapted to meet the specific needs of individual survivors.


The first step in being ready to respond to an emergency is training. In partnership with other agencies, The Salvation Army's disaster training program offers a variety of courses designed to help individuals and communities prepare for emergency events and become trained disaster volunteers.

Food Service

When disaster strikes, one of the first signs that help is on the way is often the arrival of a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit, offering meals, snacks and drinks to rescue workers and survivors.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

Motivated by Christian faith, The Salvation Army deploys specially trained individuals to offer emotional and spiritual care to rescue workers and disaster survivors.

Emergency Communications

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) includes a worldwide network of volunteer amateur radio operators and other communications specialists, who may be mobilized to transmit emergency information during a disaster event.

Disaster Social Services

After a family has lost everything in a disaster, The Salvation Army is there to provide emergency assistance to help meet survivors' most urgent needs for food, clothing, shelter and medical services.

Donations Management

The Salvation Army is one of the nation's leaders in responsibly collecting, sorting and distributing donated goods. The Salvation Army encourages cash donations as the best and most flexible way to help and solicits only those in-kind donations which can be effectively received and efficiently distributed.


The Salvation Army supports long-term disaster recovery operations with flexible programming that is adaptable to the unique needs of individual communities.