The Salvation Army works with federal, state and local governments, community organisations and members to best meet the needs of those affected by disasters. The Salvation Army Services are provided through volunteers across the state in the provision of aid by meeting human need without discrimination. The Salvation Army’s broader services enable the assistance to community members with multiple and complex needs and layers of vulnerability, and the provision of informed advocacy to external agencies in emergencies.



Critical task alignment / activity source



Participation in emergency planning/exercises at state, regional and local levels



Continually updating volunteer competencies, training and safety policy plans for harm minimisation to volunteers and community members

1.1, 1.4


Response (including Relief)


Provide refreshments to emergency management personnel



Assist in the provision of catering to emergency management personnel and affected persons

10.1, 10.2, 15.2


Primary support agency at state level for provision of material needs (including bedding and clothing) to affected persons

10.2, 15.2


Co-ordinating the provision of essential material aid (non-food items) to individuals, families and communities affected by emergencies such as clothing, bedding materials and personal necessities, to help ensure their personal comfort, dignity, health and wellbeing



Salvation Army supports ARC in its responsibility of co-ordinating food and water at regional and state levels, including support from other agencies, and provide support at the local level when requested





Make available any Salvation Army service that may be available during an emergency to assist persons affected (e.g. personal support, emergency accommodation, transport)

10.2, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 20.2, 20.7


Provide support to community safety activities

3.2, 20.6


Assurance and Learning


For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.