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 "East Coast Floods."

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 Sarah Newcomb at (803)309-0436 or sarah.newcomb@uss.salvationarmy.org.


Upcoming Training Sessions for EDS Volunteers:

Safe From Harm (Basic Required Training for Disaster Volunteers - No Experience Necessary)

January 29, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (3024 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203)

February 1, 2018 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (3024 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203)

Serve Safe Food Handler Training (Basic Training for Disaster Volunteers - No Experience Necessary)

April 14, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (3024 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203)