Helping those on the front lines of tragedy.
The Salvation Army disaster response teams are coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel and supported by volunteers. A fully-equipped DRV (Disaster Relief Vehicle) donated by FedEx- and staffed by trained volunteers is “on call” when disaster strikes.
In the Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) plan, The Salvation Army is charged with providing meals and snacks for victims as well as police, fire, and other emergency personnel.
Memphis Storm 2016
After a weekend storm left over 150,000 Memphians without power, The Salvation Army Memphis mobile feeding canteen hit the streets the following afternoons with volunteers and served over 500 meals to the Frayser and Whitehaven community. Storm victims including men, women, and children of all ages lined up for sandwiches, chips, and water from the canteen.
Your year-round support, brings relief during disasters like #MemphisStorm. Together with your support, we served over 5,500 meals to those in need. Thank you.
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
The Salvation Army is an army ready to serve on multiple fronts. Officers from Memphis delivered supplies and worked with disaster survivors of hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Whether its food, drinks, shelter or cleaning supplies, The Salvation Army is ready to provide practical assistance. We’re also always ready with a shoulder to cry on – to give a hug or words of hope – to pray with you and for everyone you love. And we won’t stop when the winds die down and the flood waters recede. We’ll remain until the healing is complete, until all the devastation is but a memory.