As the red shield of The Salvation Army continues to be a beacon of compassion, the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) logo of The Salvation Army shines brightly for victims of disaster.
When disaster strikes, Salvation Army staff and volunteers alike 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 - bringing immediate aid, psychological support and spiritual counsel to individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or shattered by forces beyond their control.
The Salvation Army disaster response teams, coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel, are supported by volunteers and are "on call" to serve at all disasters and civil disorders which place a community or its populace at risk or which might disrupt or destroy family security and well-being.
The Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding units), emblazoned with the EDS logo, are an important part of the Emergency Disaster Services program. Equipped for serving hot meals to victims, canteens are also a welcome sight to relief workers who know they will be refreshed physically and mentally while working long hours at disaster sites.
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations. Click here to donate now!
Become a member of The Salvation Army Volunteer Emergency Disaster Services program! The Army needs dependable, dedicated volunteers to help when disaster strikes. New volunteers are given valuable training as a matter of preparedness while seasoned volunteers meet periodically to enhance their knowledge base and share their experiences.
To apply to volunteer with EDS, please complete our volunteer application.
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