The Salvation Army is officially recognized by federal, state and local governments across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization.
As a relief organization within the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). The Salvation Army was involved in the development of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) recently released National Response Framework.
The Army is recognized within this framework.
The Army provides relief services to communities impacted by both natural and man-made disasters until the service is no longer needed by the community.