EDS Provides Comfort & Care to Schuylkill Co Communities Devastated by Flash Floods

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A Volunteer Prepares Soup for Displaced Residents & 1st Responders

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has activated teams in Schuylkill County in response to significant flooding from summer storms in several local communities today.

Staff and volunteers based at The Salvation Army of Pottsville and The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Unit are supplying meals for first responders and displaced residents in Tremont and Donaldson. They are also providing coffee, water, and snacks to emergency responders at a command center established in Frackville. On Tuesday, EDS will be distributing clean-up kits to residents who are in need of cleaning their homes damaged by the floods. Continue reading “EDS Provides Comfort & Care to Schuylkill Co Communities Devastated by Flash Floods”

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Plans Launched for new EDS Command Center in Philadelphia with Help of $1M Gift from Local Philanthropists

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Stephen & Sandra Sheller

Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway. The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.

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EDS Gears Up for Additional Winter Storm Relief in Eastern PA

Crews Have been Working Around the Clock in Pike & Monroe Counties Since March 3
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EDS Team Serving in Pike County

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has all hands on deck as a winter snow storm is set to hit the region Tuesday night, March 6 and throughout Wednesday, March 7.

Snowfall amounts are forecasted at six to 12 inches throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Poconos and Northeast Pennsylvania, and three to six inches in Northern Delaware.  The Salvation Army is ready to provide whatever support is necessary to city, county and state officials before, during and after the winter storm.

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The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE Preps for Deployment to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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People walk through flooded streets in Galveston, Texas, on August 26. Photo: CNN

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is preparing for deployment to Texas to aid in the disaster response and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. With the widespread impact of the disaster already being felt and what could be an unprecedented relief effort, The Salvation Army’s Divisional EDS Department is readying a team of staff and volunteers to respond to Texas. Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE Preps for Deployment to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief”

EDS Supports City of Philadelphia During Winter Storm Stella

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is gearing up to support the City eds-smallof Philadelphia in response to the impending winter storm “Stella,” which is forecasted to hit Pennsylvania late Monday night, March 13, and into Tuesday, March 14.

EDS has been tapped by the city to distribute 150+ meals to staff at the city’s Emergency Operation Center starting Monday at 9 pm through Wednesday. EDS staff and volunteers are on stand-by with the city to assist with transporting homeless individuals to shelter, if needed. They may also be called upon by the city to distribute meals to homeless individuals sheltering in the subway stations in the Center City area.  In the meantime, EDS crews are finalizing preparations on their Salvation Army canteens and emergency response vehicles to ensure they will be able to maneuver the city streets in the snowy conditions. Continue reading “EDS Supports City of Philadelphia During Winter Storm Stella”

Emergency Disaster Services Provides Vital Support in Response to Central PA Flooding

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Flooding in North Central PA

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has activated teams in State College and Lock Haven in response to significant flooding in North Central Pennsylvania that occurred overnight and continues today.

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