The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) provides relief to victims and emergency workers at disaster sites and major emergencies. Services include food, clothing, spiritual care, and cleanup assistance. The EDS team operates an on call emergency mobile canteen that is available 24 hours a day. The canteen is equipped to serve hot meals and cold drinks.

 Fire Truck Working
 Disaster Clean Up


The Emergency Disaster Services Team  is made up of dedicated volunteers. The EDS team is activated on an as-needed basis, usually in response to a request from local city/county emergency responders. The EDS Team has assisted at train derailments, meth lab investigations, crime scene investigations, police actions, fire calls, child searches, DUI check points, tornados, floods, etc.

During a major disaster, all Salvation Army staff and officers are activated, in addition to the EDS team, to offer assistance as needed.

All EDS Team members must be trained and certified prior to serving at a disaster.

If you are interested in being part of The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Team please contact Jill at 316-263-2769, Ext. 114 or email

For more global information please check our national emergency disaster website: