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For information on how The Salvation Army is assisting in local and national disasters, or how you can be a disaster volunteer, check out the links on the right.

Salvation Army disaster response teams, coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel, supported by volunteers, are "on call" to serve at all disasters and civil disorders which place a community or its populace at risk or which may disrupt or destroy family security and well-being. Whether it be a local incident or a major disaster, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart, honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need.

The Salvation Army's capability and experience as a "Major Disaster Assistance Agency" has been explicitly recognized in the Stafford Disaster Relief Act of 1974. The Salvation Army cooperates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and actively participates in (NVOAD) - National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and with voluntary organizations (VOAD) on state and local levels. For general information from VOAD on how to donate and volunteer, click here.

The red shield continues to be a symbol of compassion; of immediate aid, psychological support and spiritual counsel to individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or shattered by forces beyond their control.

Ways to Make a Disaster Donation:

Credit Card By Phone
Credit card donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Credit Card Online
Click here to make a credit card donation online.

By Check
Monetary donations earmarked "Disaster Relief" may be sent to The Salvation Army at 2211 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI 54701 or your local Salvation Army.


The Salvation Army serves in more than 100 countries and has the ability to provide both immediate emergency assistance and long-term recovery help in the event of a disaster. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services offer food and hydration, emergency shelter, clean up and restoration, and emergency communications (SATERN) in addition to other disaster services. Funds for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services come from corporate and private donations given specifically for disaster relief. To volunteer with The Salvation Army, call 651-746-3400 or 1-800-SAL-ARMY. 


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