Disaster Response and Relief
When neighbors experience the worst, people throughout the Carolinas are generous and want to do everything that they can to help. We appreciate the willingness of the public to help.
People often ask us what they can do.
At this point in our response, financial gifts provide us the best opportunity to meet people's needs. The dynamic nature of disaster response means that we often don't have the logistics to receive the great influx of donated goods. Financial gifts also allow us to purchase items to help bolster the local econony and support the businesses in the affected area.
As our response continues, it may become more feasible for us to receive other sorts of donations. For now, your financial support allows us to focus directly on providing services to the survivors.
Thanks for your generosity and your concern for your neighbors! Thanks for helping us Do the Most Good.
New Orleans Salvation Army Participates In Active Shooter Exercise
Kenner, LA (02/28/2015) – Representatives from The Salvation Army participated in an active shooter exercise today near Kenner, LA. This training event for law enforcement and emergency services was designed to prepare for incidents involving active shooters. The emergency exercise was conducted at an area elementary school involving Kenner PD, Kenner FD and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office personnel. The exercise was quite large involving between 400-600 people (emergency personnel, scenario actors, volunteers, etc). Area Salvation Army Administrator, Major David Worthy stated, “During any event like this,The Salvation Army would respond to support first responders and potential victims, so when they were planning for the event, they invited us to activate our units as well.”
The Salvation Army's role during this event was to respond with its emergency canteen as well as EDS personnel to provide hydration, snacks, and meals throughout the day. Two additional "respite stations" were also set-up by Salvation Army EDS personnel to provide hydration and nourishment at other points within the exercise zone. The area’s recent acquisition, a Ford F-250 Support Truck was also utilized on-site as water buffalo to ensure that continuous fluids were available to all those involved in the exercise. Major David Worthy believes that the team will serve between 600 and 900 people during this event.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
Salvation Army Of El Dorado Helps In Seach & Recovery
Cynthia (Cindy) Fuller
February 27, 2015 (El Dorado, AR) The El Dorado Salvation Army disaster team recently participated in a Search and Recovery effort in Union County Arkansas. The sheriff’s department had requested the local officer to participate in a planning meeting that occurred a few days prior to the search efforts.
The Salvation Army was asked to provide hydration, snacks and a meal to the volunteers and law enforcement officers participating in the search. The canteen (mobile feeding unit) sat up at Three Creeks Baptist Church to serve a hot breakfast and donuts as well as a hot lunch, snacks, coffee, soda and water. Search teams were able to grab refreshments and respite as they took shifts during the search and recovery effort.
Captain NaKisha Carr, El Dorado Corps Officer, and Majors Joanna and David Robinson, Conway Arkansas Corps Officers, coordinated the response. The canteen and a bus were deployed to serve with a team of seven employees and volunteers from El Dorado. The Sheriff shared with Major Robinson as to how pleased he was with the efforts of the response team. Major David Robinson stated “The praise goes to the crew from the El Dorado Corps. They were willing to help anyway possible.”
The Salvation Army from El Dorado will be notified in the future of any events the Sheriff’s department has come up in which they need assistance.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.