Articles in Disaster Relief
The statewide drought in California is making for an early and severe fire season. For the last two days our Emergency Disaster Services staff in San Diego has been serving the first responders on the fire lines.
The Salvation Army in California’s Bay Area, the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments, Slow Food USA, Oakland Fire Department, San Francisco Emergency Management department and Pacific Gas & Electric Company are getting together right now for the first-ever T.O.P Chef competition.
This morning, The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response personnel are supporting a large scale search and rescue operation for a missing father and son on Mt. Evans, located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.
This week, Salvation Army teams were deployed to provide immediate relief to those impacted by the mudslides in Snohomish County, WA. The Salvation Army sent a mobile canteen (feeding unit) to provide meals and water to the first responders at the disaster. In the future, The Salvation Army will assist in the restoration efforts.
Earlier this week there was a massive structure fire in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco. Two teams of Salvation Army Emergency Disaster pros and volunteers were deployed immediately in mobile kitchens – about the size of a standard parcel delivery truck – to serve food, beverages and moral support to the 400 firefighters on hand and those evacuated from their apartments.
It’s been five months since the rains first pounded Colorado, and the world stopped for residents who watched their possessions wash away. In the small mountain community of Jamestown, infrastructure damage has kept residents out.
Captain Charity Doblon along with her brother Cadet Rene Doblon made a list of all the members of their family who have been missing since Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines late last week. This list has 20 names on it, including Captain Charity and Cadet Rene’s mom.
Many communities felt the love from The Salvation Army and expressed their gratitude. But artists in Lyons, CO turned their loss into art by creating a “found objects” exhibit from items scattered by the September floods. The exhibit contains pieces are made up of touching personal momentos that were pulled from the mud.