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]

The Salvation Army Aids Those Affected by Major Flooding in San Jose

Santa Clara, CA (February 22, 2017):  The Salvation Army in partnership with the City of San Jose and the American Red Cross are responding to the needs of nearly 300 people affected by the overwhelming flooding in San Jose, along swollen Coyote Creek. Two shelters have been opened to assist evacuees, one at Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road and another at James Lick High School at 57 N. White Road. “When [READ MORE]

San Antonio Storm Prompts Salvation Army Response

San Antonio, TX - In the late evening of Sunday, February 19, a severe storm system moved through San Antonio, Texas, causing significant damage to homes and businesses in the north of the city. Salvation Army staff spent Monday morning assessing the damage in the worst hit areas where three tornado touch downs were reported.  Two Salvation Army mobile feeding units with crews from San Antonio and New Braunfels were deployed and provided [READ MORE]

Florida Salvation Army Personnel Provide Comfort During Polk County Wildfire

(Winter Haven, Fla)  –  Lt. Jumaine Bernabe spent Saturday wandering the Indian Lake Estates mobile home park in Polk County offering a kind word to those who lost everything in a recent wild fire.

The Polk County wildfire, which is now 75 percent contained, engulfed more than 5,500 acres over the course of a few days. While much of the land was brush, the fire did destroy several homes including the mobile home park.

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The Salvation Army Aids Those Affected by Power Outages in Salinas

Salinas, CA (February 17, 2017):  Today The Salvation Army opened its doors at the Salinas Corps at 2460 North Main Street to provide comfort, food, and hydration to those affected by the power outages in the area. At 1:30 p.m., the Army will administer a comfort station with coffee and hydration.  From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Corps representatives will provide 1,000 sack meals. “During times [READ MORE]

Meals Assistance Continues for Those Affected by Oroville Dam Erosion

SACRAMENTO, CA—The Salvation Army currently has teams at three different evacuation centers to serve meals to residents that have been affected by the Oroville Dam erosion.   The Salvation Army is now assisting at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico and the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville. An additional team is assisting the scene at Butte College (Oroville) with meal service to first responders. Local [READ MORE]

Meal services extended to Nevada County for Oroville Dam evacuees

SACRAMENTO, CA—Along with the meals being currently served in Chico, The Salvation Army will also start meal services at another evacuation center, the Nevada County Fairgrounds, for residents who have been evacuated due to the erosion of the Oroville Dam. Crews from Auburn, Grass Valley and Hayward will assist the Nevada County Fairground scene. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services management will continue to assess the needs of [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Providing Meals For Evacuees Affected by Oroville Dam Erosion

Chico, CA - The Salvation Army will start serving meals Monday morning at one of the evacuation centers in Chico, the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (2357 Fair Street).  The facility is filled with residents following a mandatory evacuation for those living near Oroville to Sutter County.     A team from The Salvation Army Chico Corps will provide breakfast, while a crew and canteen (mobile kitchen unit) from Santa Rosa will arrive in [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Serving in 3 Locations After Tornado Outbreak Across South

Jackson, MS – Severe weather moving across the southern United States dropped multiple tornadoes Tuesday. The Salvation Army has responded with canteens or mobile feeding units to help serve those in need as well as first responders on scene to help. In Louisiana, six parishes received damage from multiple tornadoes. Roofs where ripped off buildings, structures destroyed, trees toppled over roadways but thankfully no deaths. The New Orleans area saw [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.