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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.

insured losses due to natural disasters in the United States total about $15 billion a year.

Drought, wildfires, flash-flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and blizzards are the greatest threats to our country.

How we help disaster survivors


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.


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