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.
After a weekend storm left over 150,000 Memphians without power, The Salvation Army Memphis mobile feeding canteen hit the streets Monday and Tuesday afternoon 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.