Tag: disaster service

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: The Complete List

    It has been an amazing experience in Oklahoma! Here is a complete list of my posts from that experience! May 28: Day 1-Seat at the Table May 29: Day 2-Partners in Service May 30: Day 3-Two Generations of Service May 31: Day 4-Praise You in the Storm June 1: Day 5-New Recruits Joining the Army […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 10-Spiritual Care Ground Forces

    Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 10-Spiritual Care Ground Forces

    The Salvation Army is constantly evolving and changing the way it responds to disasters! Due to the impact that this tornado had on the people in this area, The Salvation Army wanted to make the Emotional and Spiritual Care support to be a priority in our initial service delivery. While Emotional and Spiritual Care has […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 9-Meeting Needs at the Point of Need

    Today, I met a wonderful lady at the Little Axe Multi-Agency Resource Center. I have been doing emergency disaster assistance casework. I asked her if I could share her story. May 19th was a special, but ordinary day for her family. Her husband was in Shawnee with the grandmother getting ready for the birthday party […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 8-Big Storms, Small Towns #PrayForOklahoma

    It has been all over the media! Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms all over the central Oklahoma area have been causing some major damage and have even claimed lives! The EF-5 tornado that came through Newcastle and Moore was highly destructive. The recent tornado through El Reno has now been labeled as an EF-5 as well […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 7-Serving with Old Friends

    Although I am sorry about the circumstances, this disaster helped reunite me with some old friends that I have not seen in a while. Lieutenants Philip and Elaine Canning are the corps officer (ministers) for The Salvation Army in Shawnee, OK. I have known Philip and Elaine before they were Philip and Elaine. We worked […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 6-The MARC of a Good Partnership

    Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 6-The MARC of a Good Partnership

    The MARC here in Shawnee assists clients through this experience and helps them to begin to rebuild their lives. The Salvation Army is proud to be a part of all four MARC’s serving in Oklahoma.

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 5-New Recruits Joining the Army of Hope

    Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 5-New Recruits Joining the Army of Hope

    In every fight or conflict, troops get weary and tired. Fatigue sets in and makes continuing more and more difficult. After someone has been serving for a time, it is time to bring in some new vitality and spirit. You need a fresh infusion of service and love. Let me introduce you to Pam Wedel. […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 4-Praise You in the Storm

    One of the unfortunate things about disaster services is that there are times that while serving in a disaster another one can follow right behind it. And, although they are still assessing the situation from today's storms, we had one challenging night weather-wise here in Oklahoma! Picture from Oklahoma skies on May 31, 2013   […]

  • Thoughts from Oklahoma: Day 3-Two Generations of Service

    I have served on, including this one, eleven deployments for disaster services. I have served in various capacities from operating canteens to working in the warehouse to being the Incident Commander. On all of those deployments, I never did something that I have now done. In Oklahoma, I have had the opportunity to serve with […]