Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota

Disaster Relief

When tornadoes, floods, fires and other disasters strike, we provide critical services to ensure survivors have the support needed to rebuild their lives.

Our team serves communities across Minnesota and North Dakota, with local response units based in many cities including the Twin Cities and Fargo. See how our national disaster relief team also responds to disasters all over the world.

Services We Provide

We’re known for being the first service agency to arrive and the last to leave. Once the dust settles, our staff and volunteers stay for weeks, months or even years until we’ve done all we can to help.

Here’s a list of disaster services we may provide (read full descriptions):

  • Meal services
  • Spiritual ministry
  • Counseling
  • Identification/registration
  • Shelter
  • Donated goods
  • Cleanup and reconstruction
  • Financial assistance
  • Volunteer staffing
  • Advocacy

How to Become a Volunteer

We need people like you, ready and willing to help at any moment, to join our team. To be considered for service across Minnesota and North Dakota, follow these steps:

  • Complete an application and mail it to: The Salvation Army, Attn: EDS, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
  • Attend the four required courses: “Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services,” “ServSafe®,”  “Safe from Harm” and “Disaster Food Services and Canteen Operations”  plus additional courses for your assigned specialty area (view course descriptions)

We are always seeking skilled retired or semi-retired professionals to serve in a number of leadership functions.

Register for Training Courses

We train disaster volunteers year-round at locations in Minnesota and North Dakota (find upcoming classes). For information about upcoming courses (view course descriptions) available in your area, call 651-746-3404.

Give Money or Supplies

In times of disaster, a monetary gift is the best way to offer comfort to survivors, as it allows us to focus on the most pressing need, be it water, meals or recovery supplies.

  • Give online
  • Mail a check to: The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave., Roseville, MN 55113 with “Disaster” written in the memo line
  • Call 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) 24 hours a day

Due to the expense of transporting goods, supply drives during disasters are not always the most efficient way to help and are considered on a case-by-case basis by calling 651-746-3404.

Enter your ZIP code below and contact your local Salvation Army to inquire about disaster relief needs in your community.


The best way to help in a disaster

The best way to help support The Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief efforts is to make a financial contribution. If you would still like to make a donation of gently  used or new goods in times of disaster, please take a moment to watch our video.