Silent Key: SATERN Founder Pat McPherson, WW9E, Promoted to Glory

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) Founder and past National Director Maj Patrick E. “Pat” McPherson, WW9E, of Coloma, Michigan, died on May 14 at Lakeland Medical Center in St Joseph, Michigan, where he’d been admitted on May 10 with breathing difficulties. After serving as SATERN Director for more than 23 years, McPherson, an ARRL member, stepped [READ MORE]

Corpus Christi Volunteers Support Long Term Recovery Efforts

Dallas, Texas (May 14, 2016) – Members of The Salvation Army Corpus Christi disaster response team, working as part of The Coastal Bend Discovery Recovery Group, spent Saturday volunteering their time to clean out a home affected by flooding dating back to May 2015. The home is one of many in the Corpus Christi area experiencing ongoing issues after several flooding incidents over a period of 12 months. Sustained heavy rains resulted in damage to house foundations, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Participates with Multi Agency Resource Center

May 12, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services of Arkansas and Oklahoma is working with Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (OKVOAD) after deadly tornadoes swept through the state on Monday May 9.  The Salvation Army will be participating with multiple non-profit and governmental agencies at a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) beginning Friday, May 13.  Assistance at the MARC is available [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Prepared to Respond in the Face of Severe Weather

Louisville, KY (May 10, 2016) – As tornadoes and severe storms rip though Western Kentucky, The Salvation Army is on ground.   “We already have a canteen on the site of the first touchdown” and are actively assessing the damage and need for response, said Bo Sells, Emergency Disaster Service Director.   All this as heavy winds, rain, and hail fall and the threat of additional [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Canada Responds to Catastrophic Alberta Wildfires

London  – A major emergency response is underway in Alberta, Canada, following wildfires that have led to the complete evacuation of the city of Fort McMurray – affecting nearly 90,000 residents and workers. The Salvation Army has deployed four community response vehicles to the scene and is supporting more than 1,100 firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel with the provision of cold drinks, snacks and full meals. The [READ MORE]

Ongoing Response Transitions to Long Term Recovery in Texas

Dallas, Texas (May 6, 2016) – Recent weeks have seen near-record flooding throughout East and South East Texas where The Salvation Army has maintained continuous response efforts in multiple communities. Staff and volunteers from locations throughout the state have delivered meals, snacks, drinks and emotional and spiritual care to survivors experiencing the immediate effects of flooding. Thousands of clean up kits, comfort kits and food boxes have also been [READ MORE]