WELDON, CA (August 8, 2015) The Salvation Army will resume feeding operations in support of the law enforcement personnel engaged in a massive manhunt in eastern Kern County, about two hours north of Los Angeles. At least eight agencies – from county Sheriff’s Departments to U.S. Marshalls – are staged near the community of Weldon and carefully searching a five-square mile area for a man suspected of murdering David Louis Markiewitz of Tehachapi and kidnapping three [READ MORE]
Dallas, TX – August 4, 2015, Texas Baptist Men provided a new specialized filtering system for The Salvation Army water tanker. This system purifies water with a combination of UV Light and five different filters, which will allow The Salvation Army to provide filtered water to any disaster response resource. This cooperative effort illustrates the value of having strong partnerships during disaster and non-disaster times.
The Salvation Army Texas Division’s 3,250 gallon [READ MORE]
Redding, Calif. (Aug 8, 2015)—The Salvation Army of Redding is still in need of food and hydration product donation as it continues to serve Hayfork residents who have been impacted by the recent wildfires. Non-perishable food, fresh produce and bottled water are items that are most needed.
The Salvation Army will also assist first responders near the fire line with electrolyte beverage products and snacks.
Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation [READ MORE]
Lutz, Fla. (August 4, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Florida is sending additional teams of volunteers and canteens, or kitchens on wheels, to help assist first responders and survivors after this weekend’s record rainfall.
Along with deploying its eight-unit shower truck to the evacuation shelter at First Presbyterian Church, 7540 Ridge Road in Port Richey, The Salvation Army has also gathered more than two dozen volunteers to help.
Jeanne Coulter, social services [READ MORE]
Lutz, Fla. (August 3, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Florida is responding to local record flooding in Pasco County and the surrounding areas. The Salvation Army is deploying a shower unit to an evacuation shelter at First Presbyterian Church at 7540 Ridge Road in Port Richey to help flood evacuees. The shelter is one of several American Red Cross shelters opening to house people under mandatory evacuation orders across Pasco County.
In Hillsborough county, [READ MORE]
Clanton, AL (07/24/2015) – The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross conducted a Joint Organization Liaison Training at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The training was done by ALM Interagency Disaster Liaison Bill Feist (CEM) from The Salvation Army and Division Disaster State Relations Director Donna Weise of the American Red Cross.
During the first day of the 1½ day training, the participants learned [READ MORE]
“The variety of issues that came up was huge. They ranged from a lost animal to a loved one who had passed,” said DeWayne Householter, a Salvation Army volunteer from Peoria, Illinois.
Householter is one of four Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) trained volunteers serving as a chaplain in the PATRIOT 2015 exercise, an annual Domestic Operations training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau and accredited by the Joint National Capability Program. The [READ MORE]
Forty athletes from Haiti, Benin and Suriname will be guests of The Salvation Army in Redondo Beach for breakfast this week in the lead up to the Special Olympics’ opening ceremony on Saturday, July 25th. The athletes range in age from 16 to 40 years old are are staying at hotels in the Redondo Beach area. Each morning they’ll be shuttled to The Salvation Army on Beryl Street for scrambled eggs, waffles, bagels and cream cheese, and fresh fruit!
Major Martin Cooper, who recently retired from a distinguished 15-year career of service with The Salvation Army, recently completed a 2,700-mile bike ride across the U.S. from Oregon to…
What happens when someone can’t afford to pay their tickets? If they can’t pay the fine, their unpaid tickets mount up and their license is suspended or their car is towed to an impound lot. Sadly, for many low-income or working poor people, getting their car towed sets off a string of events that can lead to financial disaster.
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