Emergency Disaster Services

The Salvation Army is often the first to arrive at the scene of a storm or emergency. The Army provides hot meals, snacks, drinks, spiritual and emotional comfort to disaster survivors and emergency first responders. Food and drinks may be served from a fixed location such as a shelter or a mobile feeding unit, commonly referred to as a "canteen."

Financial gifts give us the purchasing power we need to care for disaster survivors. Financial donations can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting us on the web at www.salvationarmyusa.org; or you can mail a check to

The Salvation Army of the Midlands

P.O. BOX 2786

Columbia, SC 29202

Please make checks to The Salvation Army and designate in memo for the disaster relief that you wish to support (i.e. Hurricane Dorian).

To text a donation, text STORM to 51555.

For more information about Emergency Disaster Services (EDS), please visit the EDS site here.



To become a volunteer with Emergency Disaster Services, please reach out to Lisa Huffman at (803) 309-0436 or lisa.huffman@uss.salvationarmy.org.


Upcoming Training Sessions for EDS Volunteers:

ServSafe Food Handlers Training (Basic Training for Disaster Volunteers - No Experience Necessary)

Saturday October 12, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service, 3024 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203)
Please call Lisa Huffman at 803-309-0436 for more information