The Salvation Army ALM providing warmth, place to stay as winter weather hits

JACKSON, MS – With Winter Storm Helena pushing freezing temperatures, ice and snow into the Deep South, The Salvation Army is responding with a warm place to stay, a hot meal, and  supplies for those in need across Alabama and Mississippi. The Tuscaloosa Corps opened a warming station Thursday evening as temperatures dropped. The Tuscaloosa’s Center of Hope has 73 beds available with the ability to take in up to 130 residents should [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army ALM providing warmth, place to stay as winter weather hits

JACKSON, MS – With Winter Storm Helena pushing freezing temperatures, ice and snow into the Deep South, The Salvation Army is responding with a warm place to stay, a hot meal, and  supplies for those in need across Alabama and Mississippi. The Tuscaloosa Corps opened a warming station Thursday evening as temperatures dropped. The Tuscaloosa’s Center of Hope has 73 beds available with the ability to take in up to 130 residents should [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.

Cincinnati EDS Responds to Early Morning Hospital Fire

Cincinnati, Ohio (01/04/2016) - The Salvation Army responded to an early morning fire at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  About 80 firefighters and at least eight fire engines responded to a four-alarm fire around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning at the hospital.  The Salvation Army EDS of Greater Cincinnati partners with area emergency services and responds alongside the firefighters.  The Salvation Army volunteers support the responders [READ MORE]

SATERN Participates In FEMA Communications Exercise

NHQ SATERN (12/21/2016 ) –SATERN operator Ken Gilliland, AG6SV, participated in a FEMA Region X interoperability communications exercise on December 21 at the request of National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH.  FEMA Region X covers Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  Some of these states had recently participated in a major earthquake exercise called Cascadia Rising this past June where part of [READ MORE]

Emergency Crew Serves Homeless in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio, 12/19/16 - The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services partnered with the Social Ministries Dept. in greater Cincinnati for an evening food and emergency supplies distribution following a cold snap that hit the region this past week. Representatives from The Salvation Army’s SWO Divisional Offices braved the cold weather Monday night to serve those living on the streets in Cincinnati.  Larry Harvey, a Salvation [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Helps Fireman Battle Fire and Cold

On Thursday, December 15th, 2016 the New London Canteen was deployed to a fire which broke out at the Sauchuk MJ Recycling Plant at 10:45AM in the morning. The Salvation Army of New LONDON, CT battled frigid temperatures and biting winds to aid first responders at a fire that broke out at a recycling plant in Ledyard, CT. Hampered by freezing hoses and strong winds, the firemen realized they were going to be on scene for a considerable amount of time. After serving cold drinks, hot drinks, [READ MORE]

SATERN Strategic Plan Approved At Annual NDSC Meeting

National Headquarters, Alexandria, VA (12/16/2016) - The National Disaster Services Committee (NDSC) unanimously approved a new Strategic Plan for the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) on December 6 during their annual meeting at The Salvation Army National Headquarters (NHQ) in Alexandria, VA.  National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, submitted the Strategic Plan during his annual National SATERN Report to the Committee. Author, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Provides Water To Corpus Christi Following Contamination

Corpus Christi, Texas (December 15, 2016) – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team has delivered two tractor trailer loads of bottled water to Corpus Christi. This follows the cities issuance of a notification to citizens on Thursday to discontinue using tap water after an unknown chemical substance contaminated the water supply. People have been advised not to use tap water for normal activities including drinking, cooking, bathing and brushing [READ MORE]