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With a presence in every zip code in America,
The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support survivors during and
immediately after a disaster and for years following.

While we are frequently first responders in times of tragedy, we are also the last to leave the scene.  We stay until the healing is complete, even years later.
Just as God continues to stand by our side, we continue to come to the aid of those in need.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The Salvation Army is fully committed to serve the residents of affected communities.  With our trained volunteers and staff throughout the United States,
The Salvation Army can manage several disasters at one time.

The best way to help survivors and relief workers is to make a financial contribution.  Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors as the need continues to be assessed. 
Ways to donate:

Donate Online: helpsalvationarmy.org

Donate By Mail:  The Salvation Army, P. O. Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301
(Please designate Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma on all checks.)

Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

Donate by Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

In-Kind Donations – Currently The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations. Transporting these goods is both time and cost prohibitive.
However, The Salvation Army depends on your donation of used clothing and other items to support local Sarasota programming.
Please consider donating your used clothing, used furniture and other items to our Thrift Store.


International Relief to help The Salvation Army’s Caribbean Territory  respond to Hurricane Irma:
Donate Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
Donate by Mail: Salvation Army World Service Office, Hurricane Irma Relief, P. O. Box 418558, Boston, MA 02241-8558
(Mark checks with Hurricane Irma)
Donate by Phone: 1-800-SAL ARMY (1-800-725-2769)


 “We want to express our sincere appreciation for all you did for us the day of and the days following the tornado of 1/17/16.  The calm demeanor and knowledge of you and your staff did not go unnoticed.  The food truck was greatly enjoyed by all considering there was no power at the site all day.  It is nice to know that when the services are needed the appropriate services are ready to respond on a moments notice.
Thank you again and I hope we won’t need your services again but if we do,
I know you will be there. Very truly yours”
Janet Kaplan, President
Excelsior – Beach to Bay Owners Association
6263 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242

The 2005 hurricane season was the busiest and most costly in US history.
It also launched The Salvation Army’s largest natural disaster response to date.
The Salvation Army served every community impacted by hurricane
Katrina, as well as Rita and Wilma.

Already part of communities, we were on the ground when the hurricanes hit and able to respond and serve immediately with emotional support and spiritual support, food, water, shelter and financial support.

 2.6 million people received immediate assistance in at least 30 states.
$157 million was spent on immediate response efforts that included shelter, food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care.

After immediate needs were met, The Salvation Army remained and continued
partnering with impacted communities to rebuild.

The Salvation Army worked to rebuild neighborhoods, but also help break the cycle of poverty that is present to so many disaster survivors.  $257 million was spent on case management, reconstruction, financial assistance programs and support for volunteers to rebuild teams. 


To register to be a Disaster Services Volunteer please go to our website at

www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org to complete your online membership.