Whether it is a local incident, fire, flood or major disaster, The Salvation Army and its volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart— honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need. Salvation Army disaster response teams are coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel and supported by volunteers.
The Red Shield – Beacon of Compassion
Immediate aid, psychological support and spiritual counsel to those whose lives have been shattered by forces beyond their control.
How it all started
On September 8, 1900, a hurricane devastated Galveston, Texas leaving more than 5,000 people dead. Immediately, the call to arms went out from The Salvation Army’s National Commander that all available officers proceed to the disaster site to provide physical and spiritual assistance. With that order, The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services program was born.
Disaster services are provided through generous contributions from the community.
Disaster Services for the Spring Floods of 2016 were supplemented through a grant from The Home Depot Foundation.