Working through the pain of the Oregon school shooting

This week we've all been plunged into sadness and confusion over another school shooting. Even though the tragedy may not have happened in our own neighborhood or involve anyone we know, the hurt is still real. And it may not go away anytime soon. So, what are the best ways we can work through our pain during times like this? We consulted some sources online to see what they had to say.

SATERN Operators: Are You Ready For Hurricane Joaquin?

Various amateur radio organizations such as the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL – the national amateur radio organization), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) amateur radio station, WX4NHC, and others are already responding to or preparing for “extremely dangerous Category 4” Hurricane Joaquin.  Even though the latest forecast is for Hurricane Joaquin to remain at sea and not make [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Preparing to Respond to Hurricane Jaoquin

ATLANTA, GA (October 1, 2015) – The Salvation Army as a first responder in times of disaster is preparing its fleet of mobile kitchens (canteens) and local disaster teams for response. The Southern Territory has placed 37 canteens on alert -- 20 in North & South Carolina, 11 in National Capital & Virginia, and 6 in Maryland West Virginia. Salvation Army Corps have been put on stand-by and many local units are already coordinating with local emergency management [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of New Jersey Preparing to Respond to Hurricane Joaquin

UNION, NJ (OCTOBER 1, 2015) - The Salvation Army New Jersey Division Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team is closely monitoring Hurricane Joaquin, which could potentially hit landfall this weekend. "Right now, our first priority is to get ready for the storm regardless of where landfall occurs,” says Major Ivan K. Rock, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army New Jersey Division. “We have put our EDS team on stand-by, and we are coordinating closely with local [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of North & South Carolina Monitoring Joaquin & Preparing for Flooding

RALEIGH, NC (October 1, 2015) – The potential for widespread flooding has The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina preparing its fleet of mobile kitchens and local disaster teams for response.  In times of disaster, The Salvation Army of the Carolinas has 20 mobile kitchen unit canteens ready to respond. Emergency Disaster Services staff and local personnel are closely monitoring weather conditions as a complex system of storms, in addition to potential impact of [READ MORE]

Santa Monica prayer walk for the victims of Human Trafficking

Yesterday, Salvation Army church-members, staff, volunteers and supporters around the world stopped to offer focused prayer for The Salvation Army's ministry to trafficked people and to call on God to uplift the victims and change the hearts of those who gain financially from this modern-day slavery. But some did more than than. In Santa Monica, teams of volunteers fanned out along the popular tourist area known as the Third Street Promenade to bring awareness to the reality of human trafficking and pray for the victims.

Disaster Services Papal Visit Support, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

The Salvation Army Disaster Services is honored to participate in Pope Francis' historic visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families on September 26-27. Emergency Disaster Services - Feeding Operations Through our Emergency Disaster Services program, The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division will provide food, drink and other necessities at sites across the City of Philadelphia to nearly 10,000 law enforcement, first responders and municipal [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Deploys Local Reinforcements For Valley Fire

CALIFORNIA (SEPTEMBER 26, 2015):  The Salvation Army is sending additional specialized disaster response volunteers to help assist first responders and survivors of the Valley Fire, which has consumed over 76,000 acres of Northern California, destroying nearly 2,000 structures in its path. The Salvation Army's Golden State Division will provide seven volunteers – sourced from Monterey, Modesto, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Hanford and Merced -- and a canteen to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Responding to the Valley and Butte Fires in Northern California

The Salvation Army has deployed multiple canteens (mobile kitchens) to two major wildfire areas in Northern California: the Butte Fire in Calaveras County and the Valley Fire in Lake County and Napa County.  Teams are on the scene to serve meals for first responders and evacuees in both disaster sites. Valley Fire Canteens from various Salvation Army locations (Auburn, Napa, San Rafael and Santa Rosa) are in the affected area: · [READ MORE]