In preparation for the upcoming Disaster Training Summit in Orlando, Florida from May 22-25, 2017, The Salvation Army Texas Division Emergency Disaster Services will be conducting a Statewide Preparedness Training Event hosted at five different locations throughout Texas, 7/15/16 from 5:30PM-9PM and 7/16/16 from 8:30AM-5:30PM. This training is free and lunch and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about any of the training being offered, please call me at (682) 300-2404.
Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
- Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services explains what The Salvation Army does to assist first responders and survivors before, during, and following a disaster. This course is required to receive a disaster badge. Note this course is also offered online. If you are interested in taking this course online, please reply to this email and I will register you for the course.
Ministry of Presence
- Ministry of Presence will explore appropriate emotional and spiritual care from its most basic level of "just being there" to the deeper aspects of pastoral counseling and referral. This is a highly interactive course that will both challenge and help participants to care for both others and themselves during a disaster deployment.
ServSafe Food Handler
- ServSafe Food Handler explains how food can become unsafe through time-temperature abuse, cross-contamination, and improper cleaning and sanitizing, and the importance good personal hygiene plays in limiting the spread of bacteria and other dangerous pathogens.
Safe from Harm for Emergency Disaster Services Level 1
- Safe from Harm for Emergency Disaster Services explains the roles and responsibilities of Salvation Army disaster personnel in keeping vulnerable populations safe from harm. This course is required to receive a disaster badge.
The Salvation Army Lubbock Corps
1111 16th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
The Salvation Army New Braunfels Corps
617 S. Business IH35
New Braunfels, TX 78130
The Salvation Army DFW Christmas Warehouse
9216 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
The Salvation Army Houston Northwest Corps
12507 Windfern Rd.
Houston, TX 77064
The Salvation Army Corpus Christi Corps
1802 Buford St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
You can register for them at http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=TX
If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in the great State of Texas, or to become a local disaster volunteer, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
For the most up-to-date emergency disaster services news from The Salvation Army in Texas, please visit: www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow latest updates on Twitter @SalArmyTXEDS and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalArmyTXEDS.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.