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WE COMBAT NATURAL DISASTERS WITH ACTS OF GOD

Combat Natural Disaster

While each disaster creates its own unique circumstances and special needs, there are several basic services The Salvation Army offers on most major disasters. These services form the core of The Salvation Army's disaster services program and are not limited to those services listed here. They may be modified depending on the magnitude of the disaster and the survivor's needs.

 

FOOD SERVICE

Often, the most visible Salvation Army disaster service is the hot meals and drinks serviced to disaster survivors and emergency workers. Food may be prepared & serviced at congregate feeding sites, such as a corps building, camp, shelter, or from a Salvation Army mobile canteen, which is essentially a "kitchen on wheels."
 Wolfy's Fire
   EDS Canteen at the Fire at Wolfy's Restaurant in Leesburg 
 Tornado in Lady Lake DISASTER SHELTER
During a disaster, The Salvation Army may open temporary shelters to provide emergency housing to evacuees or those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the disaster. A disaster shelter may be located in schools, churches, community building or Salvation Army facilities.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
The Salvation Army provides direct financial assistance to disaster victims through a system of trained caseworkers. Assistance may be provided through vouchers, checks, or debit/gift cards.
 Tornado on Groundhog Day
in Lady Lake
 
  

CLEANUP AND RECONSTRUCTION
The Salvation Army may support cleanup and rebuilding activities after a disaster. The Salvation Army may distribute cleanup supplies, such as mops, brooms, buckets, shovels, detergents and tarps, to disaster survivors, or deploy volunteer teams who can help residents clean up their disaster-damaged homes. During catastrophic events, The Salvation Army may also coordinate volunteer rebuilding teams and warehouses to distribute reconstruction supplies, such as lumber and sheetrock.

 

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 For Florida statewide coverage, please click here.

For information on making your own Emergency Supply Kit, click here

For information on recovering from a disaster,
see the printable
 document below courtesy of FEMA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Downloads

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Recovering_From_Disaster.pdf3974 KB





 


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