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Call for Volunteers to Assist with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Disaster Relief Efforts

St. Louis, Mo. – The Salvation Army Midland Division has requested a need for volunteers to be deployed to areas hit by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The Salvation Army asks for up to 30 individuals over the age of 21 who can be deployed for 14 days. Volunteers will not be paid, but will be provided lodging and meals by The Salvation Army.

Prospective volunteers will be required to complete two courses taught at The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Headquarters located at 1130 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139. Volunteers will enter the parking lot from Wise Avenue.

Friday, September 15: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. ServSafe® Handler Course– This course introduces participants to the basics of safe food handling. The course explains how food can become unsafe through time-temperature abuse, cross-contamination, and improper cleaning and sanitizing, and the importance good personal hygiene plays in limiting the spread of bacteria and other dangerous pathogens.

Saturday, September 16: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations- The Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations course is designed as the starting point for any disaster worker who wishes to be a part of disaster food service operations. Participants who complete the course will learn about the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations and maintenance, and the basics of menu planning.

Both courses are required to become a Salvation Army volunteer. To register, go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. Volunteers will need to register as volunteers by setting up an account in advance and also take two online courses. A background check will also be conducted.

For questions, please contact Janet Smith at janet_smith@usc.salvationarmy.org.

For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow the EDS team on Twitter @SalArmyEDS.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 86 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.