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Definition of a disaster – a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, such as a flood, airplane crash, or...It’s National Preparedness Month, a month dedicated as a reminder for everyone to take action and make sure you have an emergency plan in place for any type... “I’ll never forget the utter devastation of Charleston and surrounding areas and the desperation of the people in the communities,” said Major Thomas Louden of The Salvation Army. Louden described the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo which made landfall in South Carolina 25 years ago. Its 15-day journey covered thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean and left widespread damage throughout Puerto Rico and the Southeast United States. The storm claimed the lives of [READ MORE] Jackson MS (September 19, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Jackson Mississippi responded to a call for emergency assistance from the city of Jackson Thursday night.  The Jackson Salvation Army was able to supply the city with two pallets of bottled water that is being distributed to a neighborhood in Jackson without drinkable water. A water main break on Jackson’s northeast side caused the city to shut down water to homes and apartment complexes in the area.  [READ MORE] In coordination with the City of Weed, CalFire, and local law enforcement, The Salvation Army opened a center for survivors of the Boles Fire where they can receive clothing, food, household goods, and other items. The address of The Salvation Army's assistance center is: 550 Park Street Weed, CA 96094-2358 Greenwood, MS (September, 11, 2014) - In Remembrance of 9/11, the Greenwood Salvation Army recently held their annual First Responder Luncheon.  In its second year, this event acts as a memorial to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as a time to thank the local first responders for their service. Attendees at this year’s luncheon included local Fire, Police, Sheriff’s deputies and Postal Carriers. The Salvation Army has had a special [READ MORE] Salvation Army speech sparks award-winning photographer to give back. This story was originally featured in Caring Magazine, a publication of The Salvation Army Western Territory. When The Salvation... Prichard, AL. (September 17, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama was on the scene of the search party hoping to find missing 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson.  First responders requested Salvation Army assistance as they worked around the clock looking for Hiawayi Robinson.  The Salvation Army of the Mobile, AL Area Command sent an emergency response team and canteen that provided food, hydration, and support on site. The Salvation Army continued its [READ MORE] Last week, schools across the country were once again filled with eager students- both fresh and familiar faces. It’s a bittersweet time for children as they say hello...Disasters can strike suddenly, anytime and anywhere. While each event is unique and requires its own special response, the core of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program...
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