Emergency Disaster Services Training 01/10/2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community Relations Director
The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination
Office: (417) 862-5509 ext. 116
Cell: (417) 763-1357
Public invited to participate in free EDS training sessions
Springfield, MO (September 30, 2011) - Learn how to respond to natural disasters by becoming a trained Emergency Disaster Services volunteer for The Salvation Army. The free training sessions will take place on Saturday October 8th and Saturday October 15th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. On October 8th the training session will cover the Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services course, which is designed for new disaster workers and provides participants with an overview of The Salvation Army's mission and its role within disaster work. Participants will also be taught how to prepare and equip themselves for a disaster deployment. The Saturday October 15th, training session will cover the second course needed for EDS certification, titled Disaster Food Service Handling and Delivery. This course will prepare participants to serve on a Salvation Army mobile kitchen, or canteen, and will introduce them to the essentials of safe & sanitary food preparation.
"Trained volunteers play a vital role in helping us respond to disasters," Major Norman Grainger said. "During a disaster or crisis The Salvation Army & its trained volunteers are often among the first on scene helping serve victims and first responders."
Although the sessions are free registration is required. To register or for more information please call (417) 862-5509 ext. 110 or email Richard Myers at email@example.com. Training materials & lunch will be provided.
What: Emergency Disaster Services Training Sessions
When: Saturday October 8th & Saturday October 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Salvation Army
1707 W. Chestnut Expressway
Sprin gfield MO 65802
&nb sp; (417) 862-5509 ext. 110
Cost: Free - training materials & lunch will also be provided
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.