Emergency Disaster Services
Always On Call For You - Emergency Disaster Services
hile every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
The Salvation Army is officially recognized by federal, state and local governments across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization. As a relief organization within the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).
Our Role in Emergency Disaster Services
When tragedy strikes in your community, remember that The Salvation Army is on the scene, alongside fire, police and rescue personnel. Volunteers are needed for behind-the-scenes and frontline work. Donations enable Salvation Army personnel to assist hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors. Credit card donations may be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online. For more information, contact your nearest Salvation Army. We welcome your involvement.
The Salvation Army operates a 24 hour a day emergency mobile canteen. This mobile kitchen is used by our volunteer disaster team to provide food and support for those in need during an emergency.
Mobile Emergency Canteen
The volunteer disaster team responds to fires, floods, and tornadoes. It mobilizes instantly after a call from the fire department or emergency command center. Besides providing food and beverages to those involved in the tragedy, the disaster team also provides moral support and encouragement to the people at the scene. The canteen can be called out to local disasters, regional disasters or national disasters.
Additionally, the disaster team supports the firefighters, police and rescue personnel who are working at the disaster. While these individuals are devotedly serving and protecting our community, The Salvation Army disaster team is supporting their needs for food, beverages and snacks to keep them going.
The mobile canteen also goes out to planned community events such as civic celebrations, organized walks, and community events.http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/
Disaster Volunteers Always Needed!
Volunteers are always needed to train and prepare for natural disaster here in our commuity. From food preparation and to helping with our Emergency Canteen operation there are numerous volunteer activities to train in. To volunteer, make donations or to get information give us a call at 920-734-3324.