Disaster Recovery

Whether it is a local incident or a major disaster, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart, honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need.

Salvation Army disaster response teams are coordinated and directed by commissioned officers and trained personnel and supported by volunteers. First Evangelical Church’s trained volunteer team and the FedEx-donated fully-equipped DRV (Disaster Relief Vehicle) are "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.