Courtesy of United Churches of Lycoming County
- Fire, Tornado, Flood, Hurricane, Building Collapse, Natural Gas leak, Water Main Break. These are just a few of the reasons The Salvation Army responds with its specialized Emergency Disaster Teams.
We have highly trained personnel who are on 24/7/365 call ready to respond to any emergency in our County or even across the country when mobilized by our National leaders.
Our team works closely with emergency dispatchers, police officials, fire officials and local Emergency planners in our area to make sure needs are met during these emergency situations.
Look for our Emergency Vehicle at the scene of disasters and you can have a good feeling knowing that if you ever have an emergency we will be there for you.
Disasters come in many forms, both natural and manmade - always devastating to those involved. The Salvation Army is always on the scene because of its every day presence in communities across the country.
With that constant awareness of people's needs, The Salvation Army is often among the first on the scene when disaster strikes. Our personnel are trained to meet all kinds of emergencies by providing food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort. Disaster canteens (mobile feeding trucks) have become familiar sights to firemen, policemen and victims alike. Hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, and complete meals fill vital needs when homes are destroyed and people are hungry. The Salvation Army works with emergency management personnel and many other organizations to form a cooperative team during such difficult times. Each year, millions of volunteers come forward during disasters to give their time and effort when it is needed most.