The Salvation Army Responds to Oneonta Fire

Oneonta, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Teams based in Oneonta and Sidney, New York responded to a multiple alarm commercial fire in the City of Oneonta early Saturday morning. The teams provided canteen and hydration services to over 100 first responders from fifteen fire departments from Otsego and Delaware Counties who were involved in fighting this large fire that destroyed [READ MORE]

Tampa Bay Disaster Teams Respond to Massive Brush Fire

St. Petersburg, FL - Late Friday afternoon along I-275 in St. Petersburg, a small brush fire quickly escalated turning into a massive fire during rush hour that caused major issues for Tampa Bay area commuters.  The Salvation Army disaster teams mobilized immediately and began gathering relief items of cold water and snacks for more than 115 firefighters on scene.   The Salvation Army St. Petersburg Area Commander, Lt. Colonel [READ MORE]

SWONEKY Divisional EDS Participates in NWS Weather Spotter Course

Circleville, Ohio (04/04/17) - The Pickaway County Emergency Management Office in partnership with Ohio Christian University hosted a National Weather Spotters training class (Skywarn) in Circleville, Ohio on April 3rd. Skywarn is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  The volunteers [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Deploys Disaster Teams After State Hit by Storms

ELLAVILLE, GA (April 3, 2017) – Severe storms hit Georgia this afternoon downing trees and cutting power to residents throughout the state. In response, The Salvation Army of Georgia deployed mobile feeding kitchens (canteens) from Covington and Americus, GA to serve emergency personnel and residents affected by the storm. The Salvation Army’s Covington, GA canteen is deployed to Mansfield, GA, and, at the request of the Georgia Emergency [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army of Atlanta Responds to I-85 Bridge Collapse

ATLANTA, GA (March 31, 2017) – The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Command responded to a collapsed bridge on I-85 caused by an extensive fire by serving over 200 meals, snacks, and drinks to emergency personnel. A Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding kitchen) from the Metro Atlanta Area Command’s Red Shield Shelter was deployed on site from 10:00pm to 4:00am. “We were in continuous contact with GEMA and the Fulton County Emergency Management [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to 3 Alarm Fire in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY responded to a three alarm residential fire incident impacting three homes on Jewett Avenue in the City on Friday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 60 firefighters who were involved in fighting this large fire that started in one residence and spread to two adjacent homes.  The Salvation Army along with members of the [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Teams Begin Cyclone Debbie Response in Australia

London, March 29, 2017 – The Salvation Army in Australia is providing assistance to people who have lost homes and livelihoods in the devastation caused by Cyclone Debbie. The storm, with winds in excess of 260 kilometres per hour, hit the north-eastern state of Queensland on Tuesday 28 March, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated to safety. The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to support affected communities. The Queensland State Government [READ MORE]

Columbus, MS Salvation Army Supporting Law Enforcement after Deputy Shot

Columbus, MS – The Salvation Army is providing hydration, fruit, and snacks to law enforcement from several agencies across Mississippi after a high speed chase this morning resulted in gun fire. The suspect was shot and killed, but not until a deputy sheriff from Lowndes County, Mississippi was also shot. The chase took place over three counties ending in Lowndes County near Columbus, Mississippi. “We got the call from our county EOC Director, [READ MORE]

AEP Supports The Salvation Army’s Emergency Preparations

Columbus, Ohio (March 22, 2017) – American Electric Power (AEP) donated 10,000 shelf stable emergency meals to The Salvation Army of Southwest Ohio this week.    This semi-truck load of meals was originally part of AEP’s emergency cache, but the company decided that they would do more good out in the community.  These meals are especially beneficial for emergency and disaster situations because they are [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.