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By Jesse Posner, Lt. - While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services from food assistance to emotional and spiritual care. Services are adapted to

Emergency Disaster Services The Salvation Army began offering assistance to disaster survivors after a major hurricane hit Galveston, Texas in September 1900, destroying the coastal city and killing thousands of people. At the request of The Salvation Army's National Commander, Commissioner