Entries by Emergency Disaster Services - The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Supports Search for Suspected Killer in Southern California

WELDON, CA (August 8, 2015) The Salvation Army will resume feeding operations in support of the law enforcement personnel engaged in a massive manhunt in eastern Kern County, about two hours north of Los Angeles.  At least eight agencies – from county Sheriff’s Departments to U.S. Marshalls – are staged near the community of Weldon and carefully searching a five-square mile area for a man suspected of murdering David Louis Markiewitz of Tehachapi and kidnapping three

Texas Baptist Men Provide Specialized Water Filtration System

Dallas, TX – August 4, 2015, Texas Baptist Men provided a new specialized filtering system for The Salvation Army water tanker. This system purifies water with a combination of UV Light and five different filters, which will allow The Salvation Army to provide filtered water to any disaster response resource. This cooperative effort illustrates the value of having strong partnerships during disaster and non-disaster times. 

The Salvation Army Texas Division’s 3,250 gallon

Salvation Army continues to respond to Trinity Fire near Hayfork, CA

Redding, Calif. (Aug 8, 2015)—The Salvation Army of Redding is still in need of food and hydration product donation as it continues to serve Hayfork residents who have been impacted by the recent wildfires.  Non-perishable food, fresh produce and bottled water are items that are most needed.

The Salvation Army will also assist first responders near the fire line with electrolyte beverage products and snacks. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation

Salvation Army Responds to Record Flooding in Pasco County, Fla.

Lutz, Fla. (August 3, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Florida is responding to local record flooding in Pasco County and the surrounding areas. The Salvation Army is deploying a shower unit to an evacuation shelter at First Presbyterian Church at 7540 Ridge Road in Port Richey to help flood evacuees.   The shelter is one of several American Red Cross shelters opening to house people under mandatory evacuation orders across Pasco County.

In Hillsborough county,

The Salvation Army Conducts Joint Disaster Liaison Training

Clanton, AL (07/24/2015) – The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross conducted a Joint Organization Liaison Training at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).  The training was done by ALM Interagency Disaster Liaison Bill Feist (CEM) from The Salvation Army and Division Disaster State Relations Director Donna Weise of the American Red Cross.

During the first day of the 1½ day training, the participants learned

Are You Ready For Hurricane Season?

Information for this article courtesy of the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

What is a Hurricane?

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern