Emergency Disaster Services

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has grown into an international network involving thousands of trained personnel worldwide, including many volunteers. Salvation Army EDS personnel respond to incidents of various sizes and scopes. In following its holistic ministry, the Army provides support that meets the immediate, as well as long-term, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of disaster survivors and responders.

emergency disaster services

The summer of 2023 brought immense challenges to our community as the devastating wildfire swept through the Shuswap, leaving numerous individuals grappling with loss and property devastation. Amidst this crisis, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service team stepped in, offering vital assistance by providing water, produce, snacks, and clothing to those in need within the community.