FEMA and The Salvation Army Renew Agreement for Disaster Cooperation

Reaffirms partnership and commitment to coordinating on disasters


PHOENIX (April 19, 2016) – David Jeffrey, national commander of The Salvation Army, and Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), signed an agreement renewing the long-standing relationship between the national nonprofit and the federal agency. The updated agreement outlines the ways FEMA and The Salvation Army will cooperate to carry out their respective responsibilities in disaster preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation operations in the event of a natural, human-caused or technological disaster.

“This document signifies that The Salvation Army and FEMA are partners, working together in the most important mission of any disaster relief operation: helping people,” said Commissioner Jeffrey. “As Administrator Fugate has pointed out, it takes the whole community coming together to help people recover from a disaster, and The Salvation Army is proud to be included as part of that team.”

About FEMA

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Follow FEMA online at blog.fema.gov, twitter.com/fema, facebook.com/fema and youtube.com/fema. Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at twitter.com/craigatfema.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 135 years in the United States. About 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.