This week, Captain Richard Forney from The Salvation Army Aurora was deployed for another round of disaster relief service; this time to Puerto Rico. In September, he served after Hurricane Harvey tore its way through Texas. Now he’s seeing the incredible, terrible damage in Puerto Rico – and sharing his experience via Facebook as much as he can with extremely limited electricity, phone service, and internet. Continue reading “News From Puerto Rico”
As Floridians begin recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division deployed nine officers and staff from the Chicago area to assist with relief efforts and develop a long-term recovery strategy. Continue reading “Helping Florida Transition from Disaster Relief to Community Rebuilding”
As we witness some of the most catastrophic natural disasters and relief efforts since Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army is making sure to set aside time to recognize some of our most valued volunteers. Continue reading “Emergency Disaster Services Hosts Appreciation Dinner for Volunteers”
What’s it really like in Texas right now? Jacqueline Rachev, Communications Manager for the The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division was deployed last week to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. While she is serving as the Public Information Officer out of Victoria, Texas, she’s been documenting her experiences to share with you.
Her first full day on the job, Jacqueline met most of The Salvation Army Incident Management Team, as well as some inspiring volunteers and staff in the communities. “They really have a passion for the work,” Jacqueline recounts. Continue reading “First-Hand News From The Harvey Disaster Sites”
The Salvation Army Metropolitan Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is recruiting active and new volunteers to stand ready for deployment to assist with hurricane relief. Continue reading “Volunteer with Emergency Disaster Services for Hurricane Relief”