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The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) provides supports that meet the immediate, as well as long-term, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of disaster survivors and responders.


Full Organization Name

The Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services


Contact Information

Office Phone: +1.519.433.6106 ext. 347

24 Hour Phone: +


371 King Street, 

London, Ontario

N6B 1S4

Description of Organization


What we offer

Description of organization: 

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.


Locations/ Structure in Ontario:

 The Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services in Ontario operates on the principle that all disasters start locally.  As such, there are response teams located in communities across the province.  In addition, there is a fleet of Community Response Units situated throughout the province which are used to support food services and logistics.


Emergency Management Service Scope and what your agency provides:

 The Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services provides several key functions during and after a disaster including Emergency Food Services for anyone affected by disaster, Emotional and Spiritual Care, Donations Management as well as Emergency Social Services, such as clothing, household items, food and shelter.


Services your organization provides in each pillar:


  1. Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Restoration


Preparedness:  The Salvation Army provides ongoing training for volunteers in order to be prepared for a response.  Additionally, we have a “Preparing Your Congregation for Disaster” courses available to any organization.


Response:  There are trained teams across the province who can quickly respond to emergencies or disasters by providing food services, emotional and spiritual care along with donations management and shelter management.

Recovery:  Through the large network of churches, shelters and thrift stores, The Salvation Army is well positioned to provide ongoing recovery in communities.



  1. Capacity: (Human and Material Resources)


The Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services has trained volunteer across the province ready to respond to emergencies and disasters in Ontario and across the country.  Volunteers are trained in a variety of specialties, including food service, holistic care and IMS roles.

In addition, there are 23 Community Response Units stationed throughout the province.  The Salvation Army ‘Canteen Trucks’ are available to provide food service anywhere they are needed.  There are large full-service kitchen units, smaller food service vehicles as well as a canteen trailer and logistical support vehicles.

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