Emergency Disaster Services Director

Richard Wildman

Richard Wildman
Email: Richard.Wildman@use.salvationarmy.org
For more information, please call: (860) 702-0054


Help Us Help Others

Whether you contribute financially, donate goods, give your time, or support us through social media, with your help, The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program can continue to reach out to individuals and families to offer a hand-up, not a hand-out. If you would like to learn more about our EDS program, including recent news, click here.


Our EDS Focus Areas

  • Food Service - Mobile and Congregate
  • Sheltering - Temporary, Transitional, and Long-Term
  • Counseling - Grief, Trauma, and Spiritual
  • Material Assistance
  • Casework Services/Service Delivery
  • Gifts-in-Kind Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Incident Assessment
  • Public Information/Media Relations
  • Communications
  • Restoration

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Doing The Most Good!

Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!


Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Volunteer Form

We are currently updating our volunteer database and recruiting new EDS Volunteers for Connecticut and Rhode Island. If you have an interest in volunteering, including access to free trainings, take a moment to complete the brief form below to start helping us better help our communities.