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A partner is someone who stands by your side when times are tough and when they're not. A partner supports you, holds you to a high standard, and shares your values. They do the hard work of caring. The list below is full of retail partners who do exactly that for us and we hope they'd say we do it for them too.

“Everyone laughed at Noah but he’s the only one who had a plan”

In October our news was full of coverage about a recent downpour that created mudslides and flash flooding along the "Grapevine" - the highway that connects California's central valley to Los Angeles. The flooding claimed at least one life and created significant property damage. That story is a painful reminder about how intense rainfall and flooding can threaten our safety. Thankfully, there's still time to get prepared and review some tried and true safety tips.

Salvation Army Participates in Stillwater Care and Community Resource Center

November 2, 2015 (Stillwater OK)  As a member of the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (OKVOAD), The Salvation Army, Arkansas-Oklahoma Division participates in the Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) Committee among many other VOAD committees.   In Consultation with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Lee Bird, the OKVOAD ESC Committee was asked to support the Stillwater and OSU community by staffing a two day Care and [READ MORE]

Practical Assistance Continues Following Texas Storms

Dallas, Texas (November 1, 2015) – The Salvation Army continues to provide emergency services in the wake of tornados and wide spread flooding around the state of Texas. Meals, snacks, and hydration, in addition to emotional and spiritual care, are being provided by emergency disaster teams in San Marcos, Austin, McAllen, and Houston. Teams from New Braunfels and Williamson County have been serving local shelters for flood survivors in San Marcos and South Austin. At the Kyle [READ MORE]

Central Texas Flooding and Storms Prompt Salvation Army Response

Photo: Salvation Army volunteers from Austin, Texas -- @SalArmyAustin -- head out to Onion Creek with their disaster canteen, ready to serve 200 meals. Dallas, Texas (October 30, 2015) – Three tornado touchdowns in the Central Texas cities of Floresville, Dhanis, and San Marcos, along with widespread flooding, has again prompted immediate response from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster teams. Three mobile kitchens have been deployed to deliver meals, [READ MORE]

New National SATERN Liaison Appointed by National Headquarters

SATERN (National Headquarters 10/28/2015) – SATERN Founder Major Patrick E. McPherson, WW9E, announced today that William H. “Bill” Feist, WB8BZH, has received a letter of appointment as National SATERN Liaison from Colonel Merle Heatwole, National Chief Secretary, on behalf of the Commissioners’ Conference.  The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) is a nationwide group of amateur radio operators who support The Salvation Army and its Emergency [READ MORE]

Officers and volunteers en route to affected areas in Mexico Coast

Mexico (October 26, 2016) – Hurricane Patricia continues to cause major flooding in Mexico, especially in the regions of Puerto Vallarta, Michoacán and Guadalajara. After coordinating with local governments and the civil defense, The Salvation Army deployed resources Sunday morning. Several locations have been set up to support food donations and distribution in the areas most difficult to reach or even completely inaccessible. A canteen (mobile feeding unit) is in route [READ MORE]