Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

Emergency Disaster Volunteer Form

EDS Speak Hope

While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's EDS consists of several basic services. While these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, The Salvation Army's disaster relief is also flexible. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.

Utilizing five Emergency Canteens based throughout the Division, no community or area is more than an hour away from coverage. Through 23 Corps Community Centers, two Adult Rehabilitation Centers and 51 Service Unit Committees, The Salvation Army's capabilities in this field are significant.

For more information and guidelines about donating after a disaster, click here.

New London County EDS

Upcoming Trainings and News

The Salvation Army Helps Fireman Battle Fire and Cold

On Thursday, December 15th, 2016 the New London Canteen was deployed to a fire which broke out at the Sauchuk MJ Recycling Plant at 10:45AM in the morning. The Salvation Army of New LONDON, CT...

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Fire crews replenish at The Salvation Army's New London EDS Canteen

The Salvation Army New London EDS Canteen's motto, "no rest for the weary," certainly holds true! Over the last week, New London's Emergency Disaster Services Canteen has been very busy helping disaster victims...

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Salvation Army to Offer Free Online EDS Training Course

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND - The Salvation Army is introducing a new online disaster preparedness course. The Army has recently created an online version of its introductory course, Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services...

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The Salvation Army's call to action on September 11th

Emergency Disaster Services Director

Sal Cretella

Sal Cretella
Email: Sal.Cretella@use.salvationarmy.org
For more information, please call: (860) 702-0018

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 become an EDS volunteer, including access to free trainings, click here to fill out this brief form and we will respond to you shortly.

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.