The Salvation Army Responds to Large Church Fire in Otsego County

Milford, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Sidney, NY responded to a major fire in the Town of Milford (Otsego County) on Sunday night. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 75 firefighters who were involved in fighting the large fire at the Milford United Methodist Church on Main Street.  At the request of the Otsego County Office of Emergency Services, The Salvation [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Large Buffalo Apartment Fire

Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY (Erie County) responded to a three alarm residential fire at 117 Lafayette Avenue in the City on Saturday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 60 firefighters who were involved in fighting the large fire at the Lafayette Apartments.  The Salvation Army along with members of the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Western New York Wind Storm

Buffalo, New York - The Salvation Army is serving those affected by wind related damage and power outages in cooperation with Niagara and Erie County Emergency Management. The Salvation Army has opened a shelter at its Lockport center and is assisting at 10 warming centers across Erie County as temperatures drop and people wait for power to be restored. We have resources deployed across the state to assist with operations in the greater buffalo area and will be providing services throughout [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Support Continues in Support of Ongoing Wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2017) – The Salvation Army continues its support of the Oklahoma Forestry Service and multiple firefighting task forces from numerous counties as wildfires escalate in northwestern Oklahoma.  As of Wednesday evening, over 118k acres have burned in Harper and Woodward counties as well as 715k acres burned in north Harper and Beaver counties crossing the Kansas/Oklahoma state line.  Throughout the day Wednesday additional [READ MORE]

Multiple Units Aid Northwestern Oklahoma Wildfire Responders

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 8, 2017) – The Arkansas-Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army is responding to a very large wildfire affecting multiple counties in Northwestern Oklahoma.   Record temperatures, drought and strong winds are causing extreme fire danger to much of Oklahoma.   The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management requested assistance to support the fire departments, Oklahoma Forestry Service and other first responders fighting the [READ MORE]

Eastern Territory Holds EDS Directors Meeting

West Nyack, NY (March 3, 2017) - Emergency Disaster Service directors and personnel from across the Northeast gathered at Territorial Headquarters this week for their annual Eastern Territorial Divisional EDS Director Meetings. These gatherings allow the territorial disaster directors to talk about what they did right over the past year, their plans for the coming year, and to look at what can be done better in the future.  Cincinnati Area Command EDS Director, [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Assistance Continues for Victims of Historic San Jose Floods

Santa Clara, CA -  Staff, officers, and volunteers from The Salvation Army Silicon Valley Command have spent several days and nights providing much needed care, comfort, warm clothing, and nourishing meals to hundreds of victims of the historic San Jose floods. Last week, the Army, in partnership with the City of San Jose and the American Red Cross began responding to the needs of nearly 300 evacuees staying at two emergency shelters.  [READ MORE]

Clean Up and Salvation Army Service Continues in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX  - Staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army San Antonio Area Command have spent several days serving snacks, meals, and drinks, and providing clean up kits to residents following four reported tornado touchdowns that caused significant damage to a number of communities earlier this week. One of the major challenges to service has been the extensive amount of debris on the streets caused by fallen trees and damage to homes and businesses. [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Provides Comfort and Food to Evacuees of Modesto Flooding

Modesto, CA - The Salvation Army is responding to the needs of 65 families affected by the flooding in Modesto.  The majority of evacuees who fled the rising floodwaters are residents of two RV parks near the swollen Tuolumne River and in need of food and water. “We are blessed to be able to assist these families and individuals,” said Captain Dwaine Breazeale, officer at The Salvation Army Modesto Citadel.  Going [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.