Emergency Disaster Services

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While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, The Salvation Army's disaster relief program is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster. For information on upcoming training sessions and more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 706.434.3185.

Some of the basic services that The Salvation Army can offer in times of disaster include:

  • Food Services
  • Shelter
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Donations Management
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care
  • Emergency Communications
  • Disaster Case Management
  • Clean-Up and Reconstruction


In a disaster, no single organization can do it all. The Salvation Army is proud to partner with local and state emergency management agencies, and, at the national level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Salvation Army also stands beside a number of other volunteer and charitable disaster responders, partnering with originations like Southern Baptist Disaster Relief in areas such as mass feeding and pastoral care, and participating as an active member in National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).

Help The Salvation Army meet the needs of survivors by serving as an Emergency Disaster Services Volunteer, making a financial donation for disaster services that can be applied where and when needed most, or a corporate in-kind donation.