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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.

Emergency Disaster 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?
We need people like you, ready and willing to help at any moment, to join our team.

Here's a list of disaster services we may provide:

  • Meal services
  • Spiritual ministry
  • Counseling
  • Identification/registrationShelter
  • Cleanup and reconstruction
  • Financial assistance
  • Volunteer staffing
  • Advocacy

To be considered for service follow these steps:

  • Contact The Salvation Army of Whitley County office at 260-248-1711
  • Attend the four required courses: "Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services," "ServSafe," "Safe from harm" and "Disaster Food Services and Canteen Operations" plus additional courses for your assigned specialty area.

Give Money or Supplies

In times of disaster, a monetary gift is the best way to offer comfort to survivors, as it allows us to focus on the most pressing need, be it water, meals or recovery supplies.

  • Mail a check to: The Salvation Army of Whitley County, PO Box 881, Columbia City IN 46725 with “Disaster” written in the memo line

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