Disaster Relief

Since The Salvation Army brought our mission to the United States in 1899, we have provided relief to individuals and communities affected by disaster. The first major disaster The Salvation Army responded to was a hurricane in the city of Galveston, TX in 1900, and we’ve dedicated a large percentage of our efforts to disaster relief ever since. In 1970, federal law reaffirmed The Salvation Army’s authority to provide disaster assistance with the passage of the Robert T. Stafford Emergency and Disaster Assistance Act.

Disaster Services

View the full list of the types of assistance our emergency services relief team provides.

How to Become a Volunteer

Because The Salvation Army depends so much on the kindness of our volunteers, we encourage any and all to help take part in our disaster relief services.

Training Courses

You want to be prepared for any circumstance that comes your way, and Greater New York Emergency Services offers disaster preparedness training to your organization.

Give Money or Supplies

Often the most effective way to assist during a disaster is by donating money and supplies to those in need. Here’s more information on how you can help.