This year has been a record year for disasters in Texas. Flooding and tornadoes have dominated our state leaving many survivors homeless and hurt. Your local Salvation Army participated in disaster relief work in Houston, Richmond and Karnack, Texas providing comfort to thousands of affected families.

At this time, The Salvation Army Texarkana Corps is providing Emergency Disaster Training to anyone who may be interested in volunteering to help during disaster situations both locally and statewide. Volunteers are needed in disaster situations to help prepare meals for survivors, set up emergency cots and beds in our shelter and to provide personal hygiene kits and spiritual comfort for those who have been affected.

To become a certified Emergency Disaster Volunteer with The Salvation Army you must complete the required training classes. Emergency Disaster Training, which will consist of two sessions, Friday, September 23, from 5:30-9PM and Saturday September 24 from 9-5PM

Upon completion of these training sessions, participants will receive a certification from The Salvation Army to respond to any emergency disasters that could occur in our immediate area. Community volunteers, college students, church members and/or civic groups that might be interested in this endeavor are encouraged to attend. The training is free to anyone who is interested however space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

The training will be held at The Salvation Army Church located at 315 E. 4th Street Texarkana, Ark. Please call Sann Terry at 870-774-2701 to register for this training.