The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

A Volunteer-Driven Program Created By The Salvation Army To Assist Participants In Being Prepared For Emergencies And Disasters

The Importance Of Preparedness

When emergency strikes, having a personalized safety plan is not olny imperative but life saving.

In Case Of An Emergency

In an emergency, having a personalized safety plan can minimize unnecessary suffering.

The Importance Of A Safety Plan

A personalized safety plan addresses many of the challenges that put people at risk during a disaster.

Safety Plans Save Lives

A personalized safety plan addresses many of the challenges that put people at risk during a disaster.

The importance of the Volunteer

At the heart of the Preparing Together program is the volunteer.

Preparing Together begins with the volunteer

The volunteer becomes a readiness coach, family contact, advocate for sheltering and a guide for sheltering in place.

Video Overview

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A program designed to assist senior citizens and people with disabilities in the event of a disaster.

Quick Facts About Disability

People in any given community living with at least one disabling condition: 19%
US population with disabilities of people ages 18-64: 52%
US population with disabilities ages 18-64 living in the community were employed: 34%
People with disabilities of working-age living in poverty. : 29%