Hitting the Target

Local K-12 students hit the Target this morning shopping for back-to-school items… free of charge. The Salvation Army and Target are teaming up for the fourth straight year to help over 12,000 needy children nationwide. Over 30 children from the Shelby County area had a chance to fill a cart at the Target on Hwy 150. Each child received an $80 gift card to purchase school supplies, clothing, and anything else needed for … Continue reading

Oklahoma UPDATE

In response to the storm, through Thursday June 27, The Salvation Army has provided approximately: 91,809 meals 127,735 drinks 176,697 snacks Emotional and spiritual care to 13,046 individuals 43,570 comfort kits 6,784 Clean Up Kits 29,480 hours of employee and volunteer service Over 4,800 cases opened and services provided to more than 13,000 individuals The Salvation Army maintains a fleet of 31 canteens and has … Continue reading

Large Salvation Army Response to Colorado Fires

Denver, CO – As fires continue to erupt across Colorado, The Salvation Army calls in Emergency Disaster Services teams from New Mexico, California, Wyoming and Montana in response to requests for aid in multiple locations around the state.   The Salvation Army’s Colorado teams have worked non-stop since the Black Forest Fire began burning nearly two week ago.  In just eleven days, these teams have provided … Continue reading

Local Salvation Army Officer Deploying to Oklahoma

  Lt. Brian Leonard (Pictured-Right)of The Shelby County Salvation Army will be deploying to Moore, OK tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. He will be traveling to provide relief and support in communities affected by recent tornadoes. Lt. Leonard has an enormous amount of experience dealing with disaster relief, so he knows it will be tough while he is there, but also once he leaves. “After … Continue reading

Building Collapses onto Salvation Army Thrift Store

Emergency Disaster Services crews of The Salvation Army are serving first responders on the scene of the Philadelphia building collapse with food and hydration as emergency efforts continue. The building, located at 22nd and Market Street in downtown Philadelphia, collapsed this morning onto The Salvation Army Family Store located next door. As of 1:00 p.m., two people remained trapped under rubble while twelve others were … Continue reading

Oklahoma Response-UPDATE

  As one of the nation’s largest federally recognized emergency disaster services agencies, providing relief to 1-2 million disaster survivors and first responders each year in the United States, The Salvation Army is well-versed in transitioning personnel and resources form initial relief operations—such as providing food, hydration, and initial emotional and spiritual care—to long-term recovery operations that help disaster survivors to re-establish their households and … Continue reading

Oklahoma Response- Update

 As of May 28, 2013 The Salvation Army has provided 29,783 meals, 45,153 drinks, and 37,091 snacks, 297 Clean Up kits handed out, and prayed with 3,695 persons since Sunday, May 19. Close to 6,400 man-hours have been logged by volunteers, employees and officers.   DONATIONS Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel move into the areas of greatest need. • … Continue reading

Salvation Army Responds to Deadly Tornado Outbreak in Oklahoma

Moore, OK (May 21, 2013)  - The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado. We continue to provide service to hard hit areas from yesterdays’ storms which include Shawnee – multiple sites, Carney area, and Cleveland County. Meals and hydration are … Continue reading

Nat’l SA Week – Day 3 – Ministries

  The Salvation Army as a church follows many of the teachings of Methodism, since the Army’s founder, William Booth, was a former Methodist minister. Belief in Jesus Christ as Savior guides their evangelistic message and their wide spectrum of ministries. They profess a life of holiness and service to God and others, so that one’s life becomes a living sacrament to God. Worship Service … Continue reading

Nat’l SA Week – Day 2 – Disaster Services

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, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the … Continue reading