The Salvation Army offers EDS training


SIDNEY – The Salvation Army offers support and encouragement to the first responders of Shelby County through Emergency Disaster Services (EDS).

EDS is known for meeting the physical and emotional needs of first responders and survivors at fires, emergency home responses, missing person efforts, natural disasters, community events and much more.

The Salvation Army, while located in Sidney, provides services to all of Shelby County. The Salvation Army’s EDS team is ready to respond to any situation or event in Shelby County where their services are requested.

This team is comprised of volunteers who have a desire to serve and support the county’s first responders when called upon.

“The Salvation Army began offering assistance to disaster survivors after a major hurricane hit Galveston, Texas, in September 1900… Since then, The Salvation Army has responded to numerous natural disasters, transportation accidents, civil unrest situations and terrorist attacks. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations,” said Capt. Samantha Lockard

The Salvation Army will be hosting an EDS training on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their facility, located at 419 Buckeye Ave., Sidney.

The training is open to anyone who would like to become an EDS volunteer or would like to learn more about The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.

If you would like to attend the EDS training session, RSVP to Lockard at 937-492-8412, ext.15. The meeting will be follow all COVID protocols in place on that date and they need an accurate headcount prior to the training.