Salvation Army Offers FREE Disaster Training
The Chattanooga Salvation Army is offering free disaster training on September 21 and 22 at The Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps located at 1019 North Moore Road. The goal of The Salvation Army’s disaster training program is to equip individuals to serve during times of crisis. Courses are conducted in a stress-free classroom environment that emphasizes group interaction and cooperative learning. The Salvation Army’s national disaster training program was inaugurated in 2004 through generous support from the Lilly Endowment. To register, click here.
The Salvation Army is one of the first agencies to respond when disaster strikes. The Army provides relief services to communities impacted by both natural and man-made disasters until the service is no longer needed by the community. When initiating a disaster relief operation, the first aim is to meet the basic needs of those who have been affected, both survivors and first responders. Even at this level, The Salvation Army’s workers are ministering in that they serve as a means of expressing God’s love to those in need. The Salvation Army’s primary goals are to offer:
- Material comfort
- Physical comfort
- Spiritual and Emotional comfort
In the Tennessee Valley, the Army maintains a mobile emergency feeding unit, or canteen, to provide meals, hydration and comfort for disaster victims and relief workers. In addition, the Army furnishes clean-up kits, food, bottled water and various donated goods. Spiritual and emotional counseling are a hallmark of The Salvation Army during times of disaster assistance.
For more information about training, please call Sharica Smallwood-Ware at 423-756-1023 or email Sharica_Smallwood@uss.salvationarmy.org. To read about our disaster response history, click here.