Ogdensburg EDS Team Participates in Airport FAA Disaster Exercise

Ogdensburg, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Ogdensburg, New York participated in a FAA required Airport Disaster Exercise at the Ogdensburg International Airport Thursday morning. The teams provided canteen and hydration services to over 50 first responders from Federal, State and Local emergency management, fire and law enforcement agencies from across the North Country.  The Salvation Army operated [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Providing Meals After Storms in Gregg County, Texas

Dallas, Texas - The Salvation Army is providing meals and support to displaced residents from Longview and Gregg County, Texas, following widespread power outages caused by severe storms on Sunday evening, May 28, 2017. The severe weather produced an EF-1 tornado in addition to high winds and heavy rain. More than 62,000 residents were initially left without electricity on Monday. The Salvation Army mobile kitchens [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Responding to Tornado Damage in Statesville North Carolina

Statesville, NC (May 25, 2017)—The Salvation Army is on the ground in Iredell County, NC, providing support for first responders and residents affected by a tornado that hit the town of Statesville on May 24, 2017. Immediately after the storm passed, Captains Jamie and Aaron Goldfarb from the local Salvation Army canvassed the neighborhood, going door to door to check on families and [READ MORE]

Tornado Survivor: With Anything Bad That Happens, Something Good Will Come Of It

CHETEK, Wis. -- Once they heard that a tornado was heading toward Barron County, Darla Amundson and Kevin Duffield took off. “We left. We were watching the news and decided to go with our camper to Sand Creek,” Amundson said. Duffield is the compound manager at Prairie Lake Estates, the mobile home park that was leveled in Chetek, Wisconsin after an EF-3 tornado on Tuesday. One person was killed and 25 people were injured. [READ MORE]

Buffalo EDS Team Responds to Two Alarm Fire

Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY responded to a two alarm residential fire in the City on Wednesday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 60 firefighters who were involved in fighting this large fire that started in one residence and spread to two adjacent buildings .  The Salvation Army along with members of the American Red [READ MORE]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors After Devastating Elk City, Oklahoma Tornado

The Salvation Army of Altus, Oklahoma remains on site in Elk City, Oklahoma where survivors, first responders and volunteers continue to help each other with clean up efforts.   To date 505 meals, 734 drinks and 905 snacks have been served.   Volunteers have served 115 hours plus an additional 82 hours have been provided by an officer and employee.  Additionally, emotional and spiritual care has been provided to 20 individuals. The [READ MORE]

SATERN Founder Major Patrick McPherson Inducted Into Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Xenia, OH (05/19/2017) – The CQ Magazine announced that SATERN Founder Major Patrick E. McPherson, WW9E (SK) is one of 18 inductees for 2017 to the CQ Magazine Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.  This brings the total number of members inducted to 310 since the hall's establishment in 2001. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions [READ MORE]

Wisconsin Salvation Army Serves 1000th Meal in Chetek Since Tornado Touched Down

Chetek, WI (May 20, 2017) On Friday, May 19, The Salvation Army served 565 meals, 750 drinks and 150 snacks to survivors and first responders of the Chetek tornado. Another 18 cases of water were left at the disaster site. This brings the total numbers to 1,115 meals, 2,100 drinks and more than 630 snacks served since the tornado touched down on May 16. Today as volunteers move in to help with the clean up in Chetek The Salvation Army will [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Continues Response to Many Affected by Severe Weather in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK: The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army continues to provide support to those affected by severe storms in Oklahoma this week.   On Thursday, another round of severe weather including straight line winds, flooding and tornadoes pushed through the division.  Severe weather continues to be a threat through Saturday morning. Muskogee:  High winds [READ MORE]

Smith’s Food & Drug Big Ring pays off

Our friends at Smith’s Food & Drug invited their employees to ring in the season of giving on Friday, December 2 with The Big Ring —a day of storewide employee volunteerism in support of the 126th annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. We love Smith's Food & Drug already for their many years of support of our iconic Red Kettle Campaign but this takes our relationship to a whole new level! Allowing their employees a day of ringing is a sure sign of their commitment to caring for all of the people we serve in the communities where they have a store. That's a big deal.