The Salvation Army is officially recognized by federal, state and local governments across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization. The Salvation Army is one of the first agencies to respond when disaster strikes. The Army provides relief services to communities affected by both natural and man-made disasters until the service is no longer needed. Officers and volunteers are trained to meet needs by providing food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort. Mobile kitchens are familiar sights to firemen, policemen and victims alike.
THE SALVATION ARMY’S PRIMARY GOALS ARE TO OFFER:
EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL CARE
In the Knoxville Area, the Army maintains a mobile kitchen, or canteen, to provide meals, hydration and comfort for disaster victims and relief workers. In addition, the Army furnishes clean-up kits, food, bottled water and various donated goods. Spiritual and emotional counseling are a hallmark of The Salvation Army during times of disaster assistance.
YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.
Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and the organization uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.
- A $10 donation feeds a disaster survivor for one day.
- A $30 donation provides one food box containing staple foods for a family of four, or one household cleanup kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets and other cleaning supplies.
- A $100 donation can serve snacks and drinks for 125 survivors and emergency personnel at the scene of a disaster.
- A $250 donation can provide one hot meal to 100 people or keep a hydration station operational for 24 hours.
- A $500 donation keeps a Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding unit) fully operational for one day.