Salvation Army Responds to FIU Bridge Collapse

Miami-Dade County, FL - Within hours, The Salvation Army Miami-Dade disaster services team arrived at the Florida International University Bridge Collapse to serve first responders.  Mr. Raymond Boyd, local disaster services coordinator began distributing water, coffee, and snacks to responders who had been on the scene since 2:30 pm.  A newly constructed pedestrian bridge collapsed onto vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light resulting in multiple fatalities.  [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serving Law Enforcement During San Antonio Standoff

San Antonio, Texas (March. 9, 2018) – The Salvation Army San Antonio Area Command Emergency Disaster Services team has spent three days providing food, drinks and support to law enforcement agencies working the scene of a police standoff. The Salvation Army deployed its mobile feeding unit to the scene in Northwest San Antonio on Wednesday afternoon where they began providing snacks, water, coffee and energy drinks to officers from agencies including the Bexar [READ MORE]

Central Arkansas Salvation Army Responds to Flooding in Lonoke County

March 7, 2018 (Little Rock) The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is responding to the scene of flooding caused by a breached levee in Humnoke, Arkansas, located in Lonoke County. The mobile feeding unit (canteen) will be serving dinner at 12295 US Hwy 65 East, Humnoke, AR 72072. The Salvation Army dispatched the canteen to provide food and hydration to both first responders and those affected by the flooding.  A team of Salvation Army officers trained in [READ MORE]

Buffalo Area EDS Team Celebrates 75 Years of Service

Buffalo, NY – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY celebrates their 75th year of service to the community and first responders in Buffalo in 2018.  What started in 1943 with officers and soldiers serving coffee and water to firefighters at fire scenes has grown into a strong relationship with the City of Buffalo and Erie County Emergency Service today.  Our EDS Team is automatically dispatched [READ MORE]

Ogdensburg, NY EDS responds to North Country Fire

Ogdensburg, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Ogdensburg, NY responded to a multi alarm commercial fire in the City on Tuesday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 30 firefighters who were involved in fighting this fire, which destroyed a local auto garage.  “We are grateful to the Ogdensburg EDS Team for their continued service to [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Provides Aid and Comfort in Dalton,GA After School Emergency

DALTON, GA – The Salvation Army deployed a mobile feeding unit to the Dalton Convention Center to provide hydration and emotional and spiritual aid to first responders, students and family members affected after a high school teacher barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a shot through a window earlier this week. The students were evacuated to the Dalton Convention Center as part of the high school’s active shooter emergency plan. “Immediately [READ MORE]