Emergency Disaster Services
The Salvation Army has been responding to major disasters in the United States since the devastating hurricane experienced by Galveston, Texas in 1900.
Since then, The Salvation Army is usually one of the first on the scene and the last to leave.
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 disaster.