GALVESTON (June 2018) – As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, The Salvation Army of Galveston County will host free training for Disaster Relief service on Friday, July 20th and Saturday July 21st. The training will be held at 601 51st St. Galveston, TX 77551
The class on Friday, July 20 begins at 4:00 pm with two courses that are required to be a credentialed volunteer for disaster response with The Salvation Army, including Safe from Harm which is general training on working with vulnerable populations and Intro to Emergency Disaster Response (EDS). This required training will end at 9:00 pm.
For volunteers interested specifically in working on mobile food service canteens, additional training will be offered on Saturday morning. July 21, at 8:30 am until 4:00pm. Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations will provide training on the mechanics of setting up the canteen at a disaster site, determining what to serve and knowing when to leave. You can become a credentialed disaster relief volunteer without this additional training.
The Salvation Army would not be able to respond to local, state or national disasters without the faithful service of volunteers. If you were one who felt helpless during Harvey or Ike, this is your opportunity to prepare and be ready for future events.
To register please visit: http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=TX
If you have any questions you can contact Holly McDonald at 409-763-1691, ext. 75313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cutline: Salvation Army volunteer providing nourishment to county residents cleaning up after Harvey.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.