The Salvation Army is so thankful for BP’s generous donation of $400,000 given in support of our Gulf Coast relief efforts. The company’s gift will allow The Salvation Army to continue meeting the physical, spiritual and unique needs of those suffering in the aftermath of this disaster.
Throughout its trek northward since making landfall on Louisiana’s coastline Tuesday night, Hurricane Isaac has dumped more than a foot of water in some places and created substantial flooding throughout the area. The town of Plaquemines Parish, about 50 miles southeast of New Orleans, may be receiving the worst of the flooding. Torrential rain that [...]
Hurricane Isaac made landfall on southern Louisiana’s coast around 6:45 p.m. tonight unleashing fierce winds and torrential rain. The Salvation Army is mobilized and ready to serve anyone impacted by the disaster via 12 mobile feeding units and a fully equipped 54-foot field kitchen. Combined these units are capable of providing 31,000 meals per day. [...]
Residents of New Orleans may feel tropical storm force winds by midnight Monday in anticipation for Hurricane Isaac’s landfall on the Gulf Coast early Wednesday morning, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
As of 8 a.m. this morning, Tropical Storm Isaac was picking up strength in the Gulf of Mexico and moving about 180 miles west of Fort Myers, FL towards Louisiana and Alabama. The storm, which tore through the Florida Keys on Saturday and Sunday, is expected to hit as a Category 2 hurricane somewhere along [...]
This week’s episode of Salvation Army Today, a regular weekly video produced by The Salvation Army Southern Territory, features a tribute to the organization’s founder William Booth, as well as updates on our Emergency Disaster Services in California and Washington. Click here to subscribe to Salvation Army Today’s YouTube channel. Enjoy!
The Ponderosa Fire, which began Saturday as a result of lightning, has chased thousands of Northern California residents from their homes. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams mobilized imemdiately on Saturday. Currently, The Salvation Army is providing food, beverages and emotional care for survivors and evacuees throughout the Redding/Shasta County region via canteens and [...]
Fire officials expect to contain the Taylor Bridge Fire blaze in central Washington today if good weather persists. The fire, which erupted as a result of a bridge construction project and burned out of control for almost a week, destroyed 70 residential properties and 210 other structures near the town of Cle Elum on the [...]
Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their final respects in Wisconsin today to the six victims of the Sikh Temple shooting that occurred last Sunday. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be among the speakers before priests begin the 48-hour rite called Akhand Path which honors those who have [...]
Over 93,000 acres have burned in Oklahoma as a result of a wildfire that started last Friday, spurring a statewide burn ban along with a State of Emergency for every county. One person has been reported dead while countless others are without homes. The Salvation Army continues to serve those impacted by the disaster with [...]