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

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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

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.