Volunteer Training for Emergency Disaster Services
Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Course
Columbia, South Carolina (January 28, 2016)— The Salvation Army of the Midlands hosted an online Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Course, January 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. for interested volunteers.
Volunteers that signed up for this course recieved information on how to prepare and equip themselves for disaster deployment with The Salvation Army during a natural disaster. Our volunteers also learned The Salvation Army's mission and history of serving people in need.
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services program consists of several basic services. While these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible.
The October Flood required The Salvation Army to deploy 20 canteens across South Carolina, which was staffed with volunteers who served more than 8, 000 hours. Those volunteers served meals, assisted with case management and distributed clean up kits.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve along our Emergency Disaster Services team during a natural disaster please take a look at our website to see when the next training will take place near you www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
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, go to www.doingthemostgood.org