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Emergency Disaster Services

Disasters can happen to anyone at anytime.
Donate now to provide for someone
in need of emergency services.

The Salvation Army stands ready to serve the community in the event of a disaster.  Staff in Anchorage support and direct the Army’s state-wide network of services that impact Alaskans in many communities. Whether it is a local incident or a major disaster, The Salvation Army relief staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and are some of the last to leave.  In most communities in Alaska, The Salvation Army is already at work providing needed assistance with our programs, honoring a century-old commitment to serve and provide basic needs to those in need at the time of need and at the place of need.

Our Services

While every disaster is unique and creates its own special response, the core of 
The Salvation Army’s disaster response program typically includes services such as: 

  • Food Services
  • Emotional and Spiritual  Care
  • Disaster Social Services
  • Donations Management
  • Congregate Feeding
  • Recovery Services
  • Basic Commodities 
  • Reconstruction
  • Emergency Utilities

Our Response

The Salvation Army’s Alaska Emergency Disaster Services team has provided support throughout the state, including:

  • 1964 Earthquake​​​​​​
  • Sitka Landslide
  • Sockeye Wildfire
  • Yukon River flooding, Galena
  • Kenai Peninsula flooding
  • Kake water shortage
  • Mat-Su Valley winter wildfires
  • Talkeetna / Mat-Su flooding
  • Juneau apartment fire
  • Feeding support for Anchorage residents displaced by apartment fires
  • 2018 Southcentral 7.1 Earthquake
  • 2019 McKinley Wildfires

The Salvation Army has three fully mobile self-contained kitchens that can each feed 500 people per day in a disaster.  In 2015, Emergency Disaster Services served over 7,000 drinks, snacks, and meals to Alaskans struck by disasters in their community.

to help provide for those in
the event of emergency services needs