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    Disaster Services

    Each year thousands of men, women and children benefit from The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services. Whether it’s a natural disaster like a flood, hurricane or earthquake, or a man-made disaster such as a fire, The Salvation Army provides help and hope for survivors of disasters and support for disaster workers.

    The Salvation Army’s credo, “Heart to God, Hand to Man,” comes to life through Disaster Services, where quality care and services are provided in the spirit of Christian love and compassion.

    The Salvation Army responds to emergencies by establishing direct links with fire departments, police, military units, the State Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a variety of other agencies.

    The Army’s St. Louis-based Disaster Services Command Center is equipped with two quick-response vehicles, three mobile feeding kitchens (called canteens) and disaster-related supplies and equipment. In addition, canteens based in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, O’Fallon and Springfield, Missouri, and Alton, Olney and Quincy, Illinois, help the Army’s Midland Division cover 32 counties in those states.

    In times of trouble, The Salvation Army responds quickly to meet human needs through:

    Mobile feedings – hot meals and snacks for disaster survivors and workersMedical assistance
    Mass feeding at emergency feeding centersFamily counseling
    Collection and distribution of donated goodsSpiritual counseling and religious services
    Temporary shelter

    Disaster Services is always looking for volunteers. To volunteer, contact our Volunteer Director at (314) 646-3193 or register here. After your application is processed, you will be trained and then ride with an experienced volunteer in order to understand the duties and responsibilities of responding to a disaster.

    Quick Facts

     In St. Louis
    90 cents of every donated dollar goes directly to local services
    nights of emergency shelter
    total meals served (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    people served at the clinic
    People served at resource centers