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Salvation Army Emergency Response in Nepal

Salvation Army Emergency Response in Nepal

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May 13- Another massive earthquake has struck the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal and The Salvation Army’s response continues to grow.

Urban support, in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, is centered around camps for displaced people, including camp management roles and the provision of food and water. In rural areas, The Salvation Army is supplying food and shelter to remote communities in Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok Districts and around Ghorka.

One truck of relief items has made its way to Nepal from India [...]

Canadian funds support Nepal Disaster Relief

Canadian Funds Support Nepal Disaster Relief

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Due to the generosity of Canadians, The Salvation Army in Canada will provide food support  (rice, dhaal, oil and salt) to 8,000 people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. These items will be distributed in 25 villages in the Tsum and Nubri Valleys, located in the northern part of the district of Ghorka.

The project will be done in partnership with Mountain Child, a registered charity in the US working in remote areas of Nepal. The Salvation Army will provide food [...]

Salvation Army Response Team in Nepal Reaches Out to Remote Communities

Salvation Army Response Team in Nepal Reaches Out to Remote Communities

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May 3 -The Salvation Army team in Nepal is reaching out to remote communities, which have not received outside help. One group headed to Sindhupal, where there is no power, taking shovels and axes to help villagers who are trying to excavate bodies that have been buried in collapsed buildings. The village is very difficult to reach because of landslides and floods caused by the earthquake.

Captain MacDonald Chandi, of The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services had to overcome similar problems [...]

Emergency preparedness week

Emergency Preparedness Week: Are you prepared?

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Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3 to 9, is an opportunity for Canadians to ensure they are prepared for any emergency situation that may arise.

“An emergency can happen at any time and, in many cases, survivors can be better prepared to deal with the aftermath,” says Major Rick Shirran, The Salvation Army’s National Emergency Disaster Services Director.

“No one knows when disaster may strike,” continues Shirran. “But we can all be prepared. And when people are prepared to sustain themselves for at [...]

Nepal earthquake relief

Arrival of Supplies in Nepal Means Large-Scale Distribution can Begin

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May 1 — The first supplies have reached The Salvation Army’s emergency response team in Nepal, meaning that large-scale distribution can begin. The initial response will be to two devastated communities near Kathmandu.

A team from India arrived on Thursday, April 30, with a delivery of 700 boxes of bottled water (8,400 litres) and 130 boxes of noodles (almost 6,000 packets). Young volunteers from The Salvation Army in Nepal worked tirelessly to get the goods off the truck and into storage. [...]

Salvation Army Emergency Response Teams Serving Immediate Need in Nepal

Salvation Army Emergency Response Teams Serving Immediate Need in Nepal

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Emergency response teams from The Salvation Army are on the ground in Nepal following the devastating earthquake that occurred on Saturday, April 25th. Response efforts are focused on providing shelter, hydration and emotional and spiritual care. The India Eastern Territory, which oversees Salvation Army work in Nepal, is sourcing food, water and other essentials, which it hopes to transport by road by the end of the week.

The Salvation Army is working alongside government officials and The United Nations, to assess [...]

Nepal Disaster Relief. Photo: Flickr Mapbox

Nepal Disaster Relief

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A Magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early Saturday morning, April 25, devastating the capital region of Kathmandu. Officials say more than 3,300 people are now known to have died, including 3,218 in Nepal—making it the quake-prone Himalayan nation’s deadliest disaster in more than 80 years.

The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services team is en route to Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies already on the ground.

Families, the sick [...]

Salvation Army Supports First Responders in Ottawa Shooting

Salvation Army in Ottawa Supports First Responders

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On October 22, a gunman opened fire in Ottawa at the National War Memorial and Parliament, killing one soldier. With military and law enforcement personnel mobilized to secure the area, The Salvation Army’s well-established Emergency and Disaster Services (EDS) provided fast, efficient service to first responders.

Requested at the police Incident Command Post, The Salvation Army’s EDS canteen supplied emergency personnel with food service support.  Approximately 500 meals and also water, coffee, cold drinks and snacks were served to Ottawa Police [...]

Salvation Army mobile feeding units provide food and hydration to displaced residents and first responders

Salvation Army Responds to California Earthquake

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Napa, CA- After a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled Northern California early Sunday, The Salvation Army has deployed multiple canteens (mobile feeding units) to the Napa and Vallejo areas.

A Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team was sent to the evacuation centre in Napa (Crosswalk Community Church) and is prepared to serve more than 100 dinner meals to displaced residents and first responders. Two other canteens are stationed in other parts of Napa to also serve meals.

Another crew is providing meal [...]

West Africa in the wake of deadly Ebola outbreak

Salvation Army Provides Aid to West Africa in the Wake of Deadly Ebola Outbreak

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The number of people who have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history has risen to more than 930. Since its initial outbreak that first began in Guinea in March 2014, the virus has spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory shares a partnership with Liberia and Sierra Leone, carrying out its mission of hope, healing and transformation.

In response to the outbreak The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory is providing:

  • sanitizer, chlorine and [...]