For months the news has been reporting the heartbreaking story of migrants arriving in Europe from the Middle East and Africa, fleeing atrocities for an opportunity for something, anything, better. For those who arrive safely across the Meditteranean – 2,000 or more drowned in transit this year – the welcome is not always warm. Countries across Europe are struggling to assimilate the newcomers in what The Guardian calls the “world’s biggest refugee crisis since the second world war.” None more than the country of Greece, already strained by staggering debt and loss.
- Empire Division 27 days into response across 20 counties in New York State August 7, 2017(Margaretville, New York) The Salvation Army Empire State Division Emergency Disaster Services Team responded on August 3, 2017 to the Margaretville Fire Station in Delaware County to support a missing person search in the Big Indian Wilderness Area of the Northern Catskill Mountain Preserve. EDS Teams from Sidney, New York, Walton, New York and Empire […]
- SATERN Releases Activation Protocol For A Forecasted Busy 2017 Hurricane Season August 4, 2017SATERN (08/03/2017) –The National SATERN Committee has approved a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for activating the International SATERN SSB (voice) or Digital Nets for severe tropical weather. SATERN – the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network – is composed of government licensed amateur radio volunteers who support The Salvation Army with emergency and auxiliary communications […]
- The Salvation Army Responds to Dangerous San Francisco Standoff July 31, 2017San Francisco, CA (July 31, 2017): On Monday morning, The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services team responded to a call to head to the scene of a standoff to serve first responders and evacuees. According to the San Francisco Police Department, on Sunday at 11:45p.m. police received a call about shots fired in the […]