Disaster Relief

When a natural disaster or sudden catastrophe causes personal chaos, The Salvation Army moves into action. We arrive swiftly, often minutes after the tragedy has occurred, to supply food, shelter and grief counseling to those affected by tragedy.

The Salvation Army self-contained mobile feeding units are a familiar sight on the scene of any disaster. These “canteens,” which resemble food trucks, are equipped with all the conveniences of a modern-day kitchen and are operated by  dedicated volunteers. They are an important food source for victims and relief workers at the height of an emergency, and  can serve about 2,000 people a day from a single unit.

In the Greater Houston Area, we have three canteens housed at Conroe, Northwest, and Pasadena Corps.

Register to Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in sharing your time and talents with The Salvation Army. Volunteers play a crucial role in disaster response efforts by offering basic needs to those who may have lost everything.

The first step in becoming a disaster volunteer with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program is to create an online profile and complete a simple application.

Click here in order to begin that process.


If you have any questions on becoming a trained disaster volunteer, please call (832) 201-8019.