The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma Prepared to Respond

Oklahoma City, OK (April 26, 2016)  – The Salvation Army Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team has alerted all units in the state to be prepared as severe weather is predicted in much of the State of Oklahoma today.  “The Salvation Army is ready and willing to serve when called” says Steven Hartsook, Divisional Director of Emergency Disaster Services [READ MORE]

Doing The Most Good by Joining Forces

Dallas, Texas (April 25, 2016) – In times of disaster, The Salvation Army is grateful to collaborate with so many wonderful partners. The recent flood in Houston is no different.  Houstonians, area companies, and organizations have rallied around The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command to help provide relief and comfort to flood survivors.   With a record 16 inches of rain in the Houston area, donations, help, and volunteers [READ MORE]

Response Operations Continue in Pike County Ohio

Pike County Ohio (April 24, 2016) -The response operations continue in Pike County as law enforcement continues processing the multiple homicide scenes across the small southern Ohio county.    The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services of the Swoneky Division in partnership with Ohio Christian University and Box65, a fire scene support unit, continue to provide meals and snacks at the request of the Pike County Sheriff.  The [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Pike County, Ohio following Mass Shooting

Pike County, Ohio (April 22, 2016) -The Salvation Army of the Swoneky Division responded to Pike County, Ohio following Friday's mass shooting which left 8 dead. The Salvation Army and multiple partner agencies are working hand-in-hand to make sure that the first responders in the area are cared for as they deal with five active crime scenes, and 8 deceased persons including a teenager, in their small Southern Ohio County, 80 miles east of Cincinnati.  [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Teams Work Together in Houston Relief Effort

Dallas, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Salvation Army Officers, staff and volunteers in Houston are working together to provide emergency assistance to those affected by extensive area flooding. More than 400 meals and 40 clean-up kits were distributed to residents of two apartment complexes again on Wednesday by the disaster team from The Salvation Army Pasadena Corps while the Northwest Corps mobile kitchen served 450 meals in the Greenspoint area. Meanwhile, [READ MORE]

Flooded Houston Residents Receive Assistance From the Salvation Army

Dallas, Texas (April 19, 2016) – Three Salvation Army mobile kitchens ventured out into the flooded streets of Houston, Tuesday, delivering food, relief and hope to affected communities. The disaster team from The Salvation Army Northwest Corps prepared and delivered sack lunches to the Greens Road area of the city. In the space of only 20 minutes more than 200 lunches were distributed. Later in the day 600 meals were served in Greenspoint and to a local juvenile [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Prepares to Respond to Overnight Houston Floods

Dallas, Texas (April 18, 2016) – Significant overnight rainfall has resulted in flash flooding in the Houston area prompting The Salvation Army to ready local disaster response units. Many highways and neighborhoods are flooded after more than 16 inches of rain fell in only a few hours. Major David Feeser (Houston Northwest Corps) is coordinating the response efforts that will include mobile kitchens from The Salvation Army locations in Pasadena, Conroe and [READ MORE]

Human Needs Index (HNI) Reveals Uptick After Two-Year Decline

According to a just-released update of the Human Needs Index (HNI), the level of American need rose in 2015 by 15 percent and reversed the trend in improvements seen from 2012 until 2014. “While those are positive developments, we cannot forget that a significant part of the population can’t make ends meet and is experiencing real need,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe.

The Salvation Army meeting needs in NE MS after storm damages homes, topples trees

Residents in the Lake Over subdivision near New Hope, Mississippi still cleaning up from storms that left a path of toppled trees and damaged homes were met with a welcome sight Saturday morning as The Salvation Army of Columbus served breakfast and lunch. “We found a central location and delivered drinks and donuts this morning,” said Major Alan Phillips, Commanding Officer Columbus Salvation Army. “Then with the help of volunteers, and [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Provides Relief to Residents, Responders in NE Oklahoma

April 1, 2016 – Tulsa, OK - The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is in its third day of providing relief to those affected by the late Wednesday afternoon and evening storms and tornado that hit northeast Oklahoma. Since Wednesday night, the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Command Emergency Disaster Response team has served nearly 300 meals, 530 drinks and over 1,200 snacks to first responders, residents and volunteers working in the damaged areas. The Command first [READ MORE]