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.


Safety Tips to Prepare Your Family

We believe preparedness is the first step to keeping your family safe. The time to prepare for a disaster isn’t when the storm begins to grow. The time to prepare is now, so we’ve made it easier than ever to do so. Subscribe to our text list to receive bite-sized safety tips each month. Text SASAFETY to 51555 to join.

By joining our text list, you’ll receive brief tips, checklists, and other relevant information that will help keep you and your family safe before a disaster strikes. You’ll also learn where and how we’re serving those who need help in the event of a large-scale disaster.