The Salvation Army Lubbock

Lubbock Salvation Army to offer warm place to stay as temperatures drop

Volunteers to provide warm meals, clothing to people on streets

The Salvation Army Lubbock

Salvation Army offers warm place

The Lubbock Salvation Army is offering its shelter as a warming station and emergency shelter start until Friday.

Volunteers will be out from 6 p.m. today, Jan. 23, to provide warm meals and clothing to people on the streets through its Survive the Night Program, according to a news release.

Temperatures were expected to drop to 19 degrees Wednesday night, and tonight to be even colder at 11 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Emergency cots will be available at the shelter.

The Homeless Consortium will also be coordinating with the Survive the Night volunteers to get a census of the homeless population in the city.

via salvationarmysouth.org

The Salvation Army in Mississippi Participates in Active Shooter Exercise

114-MS-active-shooter-exerciseOn Friday January 3, The Jackson MS Salvation Army along with representatives from the Emergency Disaster Services section, and partners from The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief participated in a full-scale exercise along with multiple police and sheriffs agencies, The Clinton MS Public Schools, city government, Hinds County, and the FBI.

The scenario was that an active shooter had entered a public school in Clinton, MS, and had taken multiple victims, and was designed to test the city's capability to manage such an incident including the law enforcement aspects, evacuation of the school, parent / student reunification procedures, etc.

The Salvation Army’s role was to support the responders as they went about their work. The Salvation Army units were stationed at one location but delivered water, snacks and coffee to 4 different locations. In addition The Salvation Army delivered over 200 meals to the exercise participants. Another role The Salvation Army played, and one where The Salvation Army continues to grow is their Emotional and Spiritual Care. Occurrences such as the Newtown, CT shootings last year showed the importance of this type of response at an event like this. Victims have questions, and want to talk to someone they trust and is trained to respond.

While not traditionally involved in this type of active shooter exercise event, over the past few years agencies have begun to see that the abilities of The Salvation Army extend well beyond running a thrift store or passing out water after a disaster. According to ALM Divisional EDS Director, Thad Hicks, “Agencies cannot believe all we can do, and when I told them all they need to do is request our help, they were floored.” The Salvation Army in the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Division alone has 32 mobile feeding units, plus a mobile field kitchen. Hicks added, “If a need presents itself, all of these assets are available to agencies within our division.”

Polaris and The Salvation Army Partner at DARPA

Polaris and The Salvation Army Partner at DARPA

Polaris and The Salvation Army Partner at DARPA

Polaris and The Salvation Army are showing the value of partnership while DARPA shows the advances in using Technology to help in times of disaster. Many of the tools that are manufactured by Polaris are perfect for taking The Salvation Army closer to where the need is the greatest. At the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Teams from around the world demonstrate diverse approaches and expertise while collaborating toward a common goal: improving robotics for disaster response.

Recently in response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes, Polaris donated a number of off road support vehicles to assist The Salvation Army in disaster response. Demonstrating this partnership while DARPA continues to find ways to support disaster response is a natural fit.

The units on display walk, crawl and roll. They take inspiration from humans and animals, and come in sizes tall and small, skinny and wide. They represent five countries around the world. They are the robots of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials, and they and their human operators have all been practicing very, very hard. (www.theroboticschallenge.org)

The teams scheduled to compete in the DRC Trials—taking place December 20-21 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida—are a mix of government, academic and commercial organizations from around the globe. They vary from each other in many ways, such as team size and experience, focus on hardware and/or software, and the design and capabilities of their entries. What all teams share, however, is commitment to a common goal: to speed development of robots that could aid in response efforts after future natural and man-made disasters.

Kevin Smith, Director and Lance Rocks, Assistant Director of The Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services, Florida Division as representatives.

“Its perfect to be in Homestead, Florida watching how robotics are being used to make disaster response more efficient and less dangerous for responders when conditions may be too dangerous.” said Lance Rocks. “Homestead really was the starting point for modern day emergency management and seeing that robotics are now being introduced into the response field here gets you excited. Especially if the exponential growth is duplicated.”

The Salvation Army is very grateful to Polaris for its support. The Salvation Army is recognized because we serve at the time and place of the greatest need. Polaris's products takes us even further, and that is critical for our relief. Representatives from Polaris and The Salvation Army will be at the DARPA Challenge Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Winter Storm Impacts Arkansas, Oklahoma

Winter Storm Impacts Arkansas, Oklahoma

Winter Storm Impacts Arkansas, Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (December 6, 2013) – Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, and Governor of Arkansas, Mike Beebe, issued States of Emergency for Arkansas and Oklahoma in advance of the Winter Storm that has impacted both states. The weather maps show Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warnings and Freezing Rain Warnings issued in counties across Arkansas and Oklahoma. Although the weather is slowly clearing in Oklahoma, precipitation continues to fall throughout much of Arkansas.

Travel is possible but highly discouraged in many parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma. As the snow and ice pass, the temperatures will fall with potentially record setting lows on Friday evening. Loss of power could result in a humanitarian crisis as temperatures drop into the single digits.

The Salvation Army in the Arkansas-Oklahoma Division took steps in advance to alert all Corps and Commands of the predicted weather as well as placing all 21 canteens (mobile feeding units) on standby for disaster response. Currently, Warming Centers are open and community centers have all shelters open and are taking necessary steps to allow for additional accommodations of men, women, and children should it be as necessary.

Salvation Army personnel are working with State emergency management officials and other VOAD agencies to coordinate services and provide assistance to residents in both Arkansas and Oklahoma due to current weather and road conditions.

Monetary donations are welcome and can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Updates will be provided as additional information is forthcoming.


 
 
 
 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Selena Gomez Celebrates Kick Off of 123rd Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign During Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Selena Gomez Celebrates Kick Off of 123rd Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign During Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game

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LIVE halftime performance marks 17-year
partnership with the Dallas Cowboys and more than $1.75 billion raised.

Arlington, TX (November 28, 2013) – Multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez will take the stage today for a LIVE performance to kickoff The Salvation Army’s 123rd National Red Kettle Campaign at AT&T Stadium during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders nationally televised game on CBS. For the past 17 years, the Dallas Cowboys have helped The Salvation Army launch the campaign during its nationally televised halftime performances. The Red Kettle Campaign raised more than $148.7 million last year to serve America’s most vulnerable by providing food, shelter and more than 1 million toys for children during the holidays.

“It is such an honor to perform in my hometown today and build awareness for the Red Kettle Campaign,” said Gomez. “By dropping change in the kettles, you are changing a child’s life. The Salvation Army uses those nickels, dimes and quarters to provide after school programs, summer camps and toys for children during the holidays, and all in the community where they were donated.”

The LIVE performance will mobilize a new generation of Salvation Army supporters and build awareness of the organization and Red Kettle Campaign with a younger and influential audience. Selena will be performing three songs from her new album “Stars Dance.”

Since the partnership began in 1997, the Dallas Cowboys organization has helped raise more that $1.75 billion for The Salvation Army. Past performers include Kenny Chesney, Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Creed, Jessica Simpson, Billy Gilman, Clint Black, Randy Travis and Reba McEntire.  

“Selena is a triple threat and we cannot wait to share her incredible performance with the nation. To have her help us bring greater visibility to the Red Kettle Kickoff and The Salvation Army is a great gift this holiday,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Dallas Cowboys.  Anderson also serves as Chairman of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board alongside fellow board members, Gene and Jerry Jones. “The Salvation Army is an organization close to my heart, and this time of year allows us to really put a spotlight on all of the ways it serves more than 30 million of America’s most vulnerable throughout the year.” 

The Red Kettle Kickoff is just the beginning of an exciting Christmas season for The Salvation Army. In addition to the more than 25,000 Red Kettles being stationed in storefronts and street corners nationwide, there will be other ways for the public to get involved.

  • Giving Tuesday: Tuesday, December 3, The Salvation Army will start the clock on the Third Annual World Record Bell Ringer Contest with contestants aiming to beat the record of 80 hours of constant bell ringing. Various television news and entertainment programs will feature bell ringers, Salvation Army and celebrity spokespeople.
  • Rock the Red Kettle Concert: Saturday, December 7, Austin Mahone and other artists will take the stage at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles for the fourth annual free Rock the Red Kettle Concert.  A live stream of the concert will also be available on The Salvaton Army’s Tumblr page – SalvationArmyUSA.tumblr
  • Walmart Fill the Truck Toy: On three consecutive weekends, from November 29 through December 15, more than 3,000 participating stores across the country will be collecting toys and coats for children this holiday.
  • Online Red Kettle: Throughout the season, Americans can become virtual bell ringers by starting their own Online Red Kettle at onlineredkettle.org
  • Text-to-Give: And for the mobile donor, it’s easy to give $10 by texting the word “KETTLE” to 80888 and replying “YES”*
  • Volunteer: For additional ways to volunteer and giveback, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to find a local corps.

From its humble beginnings as a program started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. It provides toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army volunteers throughout the country ring bells and solicit donations to the red kettles. 


 
 
 

About Selena Gomez 
Selena Gomez has become one of the most accomplished actors and recording artists today and all by the age of twenty-one. 2013 has been a big year for Selena. In July, she released her fourth album “Stars Dance” which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.  The lead single “Come and Get It” became her first number one single and won an MTV Video Music Award for “Best Pop Video.” On the heels of the release of her album, Gomez launched her very successful “Stars Dance World Tour” which is currently scheduled to conclude later this month. She has sold over 10 million singles in the US and has become a fixture on the dance scene garnering six singles that have landed at number one position on the Billboard Dance Club/Play charts.  

 
 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org

 
 

About Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities 
In the area of community service, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities' mission is built on a philosophy of helping those who don't have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves. As a sports entity that has enjoyed unprecedented success and recognition for more than four decades, the Dallas Cowboys feel a strong obligation to transfer that championship tradition and the magic that it creates to the bigger purpose of making a difference in the community. More information about the Dallas Cowboys is available at www.dallascowboys.com.

 
 

For additional information about The Salvation Army and Red Kettle Kick-Off, please visit http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org, www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyUSA or https://twitter.com/salvationarmyus.   

*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and data rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating, you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.**

Salvation Army’s Illinois Tornado Relief Operation Grows

Salvation Army’s Illinois Tornado Relief Operation Grows

Salvation Army’s Illinois Tornado Relief Operation Grows


Washington, Illinois (November 22, 2013)—The Salvation Army has been hard at work aiding victims in the aftermath of tornadoes of November 17. While work has been taking place throughout the state in areas such as Pekin, East Peoria, Washington, Dana and Gifford, Illinois, the biggest area of concentration has been in Pekin and Washington, two of the hardest hit areas. “Pekin will be concluding its mobile canteen service and segueing into case management and other social services from the Corps Community Center beginning today,” said Major Evie Diaz, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. “Our work at Crossroads United Methodist Church will continue,” said Diaz.

Through mid-day Friday, service to first responders and residents in the affected areas across the Heartland Division (Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa) included:

  • 8,797 Meals
  • 14,191 Drinks
  • 5,637 Snacks
  • 138 people have received emotional and spiritual care

 

Expanding Service
Beginning today, The Salvation Army is expanding its feeding operations with 6 mobile canteens in the Washington area. The Salvation Army has also begun emergency case management at Crossroads Church where:

  • More than $6300 in gift cards and financial aid has been given to 262 individuals.
  • Three thousand plus items of clothing have been given out,
  • 3,400 food orders—this number does not include prepared meals—have been distributed

 

Doing the work
To date, 225 staff, volunteers and officers have provided 1,397 hours of service with more volunteer opportunities expected as the clean-up grows. To find out more about volunteering, visit www.saheartland.org and click on the volunteer logo.

 

How to Help
The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by this storm is make a monetary contribution.

Online:
Give online at http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/usc/2013-storms

By Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY [1-800-725-2769]

By Mail:
To donate via mail, please send your check, designated “November Tornadoes” to:
ATTN: NOVEMBER TORNADOES
THE SALVATION ARMY
10 W ALGONQUIN ROAD
DES PLAINES, IL 60016-6000

Text to give:
Text STORM to 80888 and reply YES to confirm your donation*.

Donations of Household Good and Clothing:
Due to the emergency situation, The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual donations of household goods or clothing (gifts-in-kind) will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. PLEASE continue to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store. You will help your community and help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

 

NEW CONTACT INFORMATION: Companies who wish to donate emergency supplies in bulk:
Please contact Cheri Muller at The Salvation Army’s Heartland Divisional HQ in Peoria at (309) 655-7220 or cheri_muller@usc.salvationarmy.org. Cheri will work with you to determine suitability of donation, our capacity to use it, and where it should be delivered.

 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

**A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

Salvation Army Responds to Tornados

Salvation Army Teams Provide Fast Response to November Tornadoes in the Midwest

Des Plaines, Illinois (November 17, 2013)—Severe weather throughout the Midwestern US began early Sunday afternoon, with tornadoes tearing through several cities.

Salvation Army Responds to Strong Storms and TornadoesAccording to CNN.com, at least one person* died in Nashville, Illinois, as a result of the severe storms, said Patti Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Nearly 50 tornadoes had been reported throughout the region as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

As of 3:10 p.m. (CST) Captain Jeff Carr of The Salvation Army in Peoria, Illinois reported that canteens (mobile kitchens) had been deployed to three nearby areas, including Washington, IL, which was heavily damaged. Carr also reported that The Salvation Army had opened a shelter in Pekin, IL.

Additionally, Major David Dalberg, Emergency and Disaster Service Director for The Salvation Army’s Metropolitan Chicago Division reported that canteens were responding to damaged areas in Will County, IL, near Chicago.

At the time of the writing of this bulletin, there are tornadoes reported in Kentucky and Indiana. The weather pattern is expected to continue moving into Michigan and Ohio. The Salvation Army is already on the ground and prepared to help disaster survivors.

*This number has since been updated to 6.

 
 

How to Help

The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by this storm is make a monetary contribution.

Online

Give securely online.

Text to Give

Text STORM to 80888 and reply YES to confirm your donation**.

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About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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**A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

Salvation Army Responds to Tornados

Salvation Army Responds to Tornados

Salvation Army Responds to TornadosPaducah, Kentucky—Several tornadoes have been sighted as severe storms moved across the Midwest today, causing displaced families and loss of live. The Salvation Army in at least three states has activated Emergency Disaster Services response teams and equipment, adding to the year-round services offered in every zip code in the Country.

Lt. Joseph Crawford, The Salvation Army’s representative responsible for Paducah and the surrounding areas is working with local Emergency Management officials in McCracken County. Lt. Crawford is also coordinating with fire departments and emergency personnel from hard-hit Bridgeport, IL just across the river from Paducah.

The Salvation Army structure allows for prepositioning of a variety of emergency response equipment in strategic locations around the country, including a canteen (mobile feeding unit) stationed in Paducah, Kentucky. Should they be needed, additional equipment and personnel in nearby communities are on stand-by.

For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this disaster, please visit: www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

You may also help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow”* 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort. The donation will appear on your next phone bill. Reply “Yes” to complete your gift. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

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About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

The Salvation Army EDS and FEMA Corps Team Up For Preparedness Work

Jackson, MS (October 17, 2013) – Over 65 FEMA Corps volunteers were in Jackson, MS Thursday at the ALM Divisional EDS warehouse. FEMA Teams worked on multiple projects including debris/brush removal and food service gear preparation. In addition, all FEMA Corps folks were given the chance to tour some of ALM’s assets including the 53 foot mobile field kitchen, shower trailer, and a smaller canteen unit on loan from the Jackson, MS corps.

Salvation Army EDS and FEMA Corps volunteers team up.
Salvation Army EDS and FEMA Corps volunteers team up.

FEMA Corps is a relatively new program. Corps members are tasked with focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities, providing support in areas ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovery centers to sharing valuable disaster preparedness and mitigation information with the public. When asked why she does the work she does, team member JoJo West out of Wisconsin stated “I do it because I want to give something back.”

The recent government shutdown allowed FEMA Corps to get more creative in what they are doing in the community. While it might seem that clearing brush and washing out coolers is not disaster work, it really is. The work hours donated by FEMA Corps will save The Salvation Army enough money to provide well over 1000 meals to individuals after a disaster.

Representatives from both organizations were pleased with the work and spoke about continuing the partnership in the future.

Salvation Army Responds Swiftly to Tragic Shooting

Salvation Army Responds Swiftly to Tragic Shooting

The Salvation Army responds swiftly to tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16.

Salvation Army Responds Swiftly to Tragic ShootingThe Salvation Army responded swiftly on September 16 to news of the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. National Capital Area Commander Major Lewis Reckline oversaw deployment of Emergency Disaster Services equipment and personnel to Southeast DC. The team of Corps officers brought food, hydration and prayers of support for the first responders involved in Monday’s crisis.

 

 

Lieutenants Michael and Malaika Goode performed the initial relief work arriving at approximately 12:00pm with The Salvation Army FedEx Canteen. The mobile feeding unit was positioned just outside the Navy Yard complex, very near to where the tragedy occurred. Then, for the next nine hours, teams provided emergency relief to the brave members of local, federal and military law enforcement. All of the men and women faced the overwhelming job of investigating the mass shooting that took place shortly after 8:00 a.m. that morning.

Within the first few hours of service, hundreds of bagged lunches consisting of ham or turkey sandwiches, chips and a snack were served. As evening approached, The Salvation Army’s EDS team transitioned to dinner service. Lieutenants Good were joined by Captains Vicki Lesesne and Herb Frazier, along with his daughter Kennedi. Throughout the duration of the night, hot soup, water, beverages, and snacks were served to weary investigators.

The DC Office of Emergency Management incident team requested food service inside the base. Capt. Frazier and his daughter brought much needed nutrition and hydration to many hungry responders. The two served 132 hot meals, 300 drinks and 300 snacks to those on base as dinner service from the canteen continued outside the gate.

In total, The Salvation Army served the following:

  • 200 bagged lunches
  • 250 bowls of soup
  • 600 bottles of water/beverages
  • 600 snacks

All of the first responders displayed an overwhelming sense of relief for The Salvation Army being on the scene. Though most of them appeared mentally exhausted from going non-stop since early in the morning, every person we served took a moment to say thank you.

Late in the evening, The Salvation Army concluded its emergency service connected with the incident at the Washington Navy Yard.

 
 
 
 

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
 
The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assists individuals and families throughout the year with by providing a diverse range of services. Compassionate care is given to anyone seeking help in the following areas: basic social services-rental, mortgage, utility, and grocery assistance, homeless nutrition program, transitional housing and case management for women and their children, alcohol and substance abuse comprehensive treatment, disaster relief, and youth music, culture, arts and education. To make a donation or find help for yourself or someone you know, visit SalvationArmyNCA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube using keyword SalArmyNCA.