Make a Difference in Your Community: Join the Salvation Army EDS Team
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) team in Nova Scotia is a vital and inclusive part of the community’s emergency relief efforts. Anyone can join the team as a volunteer, regardless of their background or faith traditions. The EDS team is activated on short notice according to an agreed-upon notification procedure and is often called upon by local emergency preparedness authorities to provide specific services. As one of the major emergency relief organizations in Nova Scotia, the Salvation Army is known for its flexibility and ability to respond to the community’s unique needs.
One of the most visible services the Salvation Army EDS team provides during an emergency is food and hydration. Meals and drinks are served to survivors, first responders and other workers. Meals can be prepared and served at feeding sites such as community centers, Salvation Army buildings, camps, or shelters. The Salvation Army also has Community Response Units (CRUs), which are mobile canteens that can be strategically placed in various communities for rapid response. In Halifax, the Salvation Army’s CRUs are ready to respond in an emergency.
In addition to providing food and hydration, the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service team offers emotional and spiritual care to those affected by an emergency or disaster. This support is provided with respect for all faiths and traditions and includes comforting the injured and bereaved, conducting memorial services, and providing chaplaincy services. The team understands that individuals’ and communities’ emotional and spiritual needs can vary significantly during a crisis. Whether through one-on-one conversations or group support, the team provides a listening ear and a comforting presence for anyone in need.
As a volunteer with the Salvation Army EDS team, you will impact the lives of those affected by emergencies and disasters in our community. The EDS team is made up of dedicated individuals who are committed to helping those in need, and we are always looking for more volunteers to join us. There are various roles available that suit different skills and interests, whether you are interested in providing support during a disaster, assisting with logistics, or helping with fundraising and awareness efforts. If you’re a resident of Clayton Park or the surrounding community, consider joining the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service team and making a difference in your community. For more information or t get involved please contact:
Maritime Divisional Headquarters
Emergency Disaster Services Department
330 Herring Cove Road Halifax Nova Scotia B3R 1V4
Mobile: (902) 818 – 2037
Office: (902) 455 – 1201 ext. 250
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