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The Salvation Army has provided essential support during natural and man-made disasters and crisis situations for more than 100 years. We stand ready to provide these and other services to meet immediate needs and long-term needs of disaster victims and workers:
- Nutrition / Hydration Stations
- Emergency Shelter
- Financial Assistance
- Spiritual Ministry
- Comfort Stations
- Advocacy / Referrals
- Donated Materials
- Identification / Family Contact Assistance
- Clothing and Personal Care Items
- Property “Clean-Up Kits”
The Salvation Army works closely with local, state and federal agencies to prepare for and manage emergency operations involving violent weather, biohazards, terror threats / attacks, fires, floods and law enforcement operations. The Salvation Army has been designated as the official distributor of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s attack-readiness brochures.
The Salvation Army appreciates the strong military presence in our region and enjoys a close working relationship with Mayport Naval Station and NAS Jacksonville. The military community also provides a substantial amount of volunteer support for our programs of assistance at the holidays.
The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services division is prepared to mobilize at any time to assist wherever there is a need. The Salvation Army’s Florida Division includes 45 mobile feeding kitchens, 10 transport trailers, two 48-foot mobile kitchens, cargo trailers, supply trucks, shower units, comfort station tents and supplies, and a state-of-the-art mobile command center. For more information on The Salvation Army’s disaster services, call (904) 356-8641.
Other Important Numbers
Major Dean Hinson, Area Commander: (904) 301-4850
Paul Stasi, Director of Social Services: (904) 301-4780
“Salvation Army personnel I’ve met have no unusual skills or training that distinguish them from many others. They do have, though, a commitment to dash in, and remain in, places where the natural instinct would be to flee. They soldier on.”
Kathryn Jean Lopez, Organization Trends, Feb. 2002