The Salvation Army To Host Specialized Training for Volunteers

Jan 15, 2020


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 


The Salvation Army To Host Specialized Training for Volunteers


WAUWATOSA – Have you ever wanted to volunteer for The Salvation Army during a disaster (hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding) or become a Salvation Army Chaplain (provide emotional and spiritual care to those that have experienced a traumatic incident)? If so, The Salvation Army is hosting numerous training sessions in January, February and March. These classes are required for volunteers being sent to any scene.


The classes will be taught by Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services staff. Those interested can register online at: http://salar.my/training. Any questions should be sent to Pastor Alexis Twito, Chaplain Coordinator, at Alexis.Twito@usc.salvationarmy.org or 414-302-4300.

Class information:

JANUARY


ServSafe Food Handlers certification
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Date: Friday, January 17
Place: The Salvation Army of Waukesha County, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 
Details: This class is important for anyone who wants to volunteer at events where we serve food or hot chocolate, and also if you ever want to deploy for a national disaster with The Salvation Army.

Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations training
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 18
Place: The Salvation Army of Waukesha County, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 
Details: This class is required for anyone who wants to volunteer at events where we serve food or hot chocolate, and also if you ever want to deploy for a national disaster with The Salvation Army.

FEBRUARY


Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters (Day 1) 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 29
Place: Racine Corps Community Center, 1901 Washington Ave. Racine, WI 
Details: This is a 2-day course. This class is required for anyone who wants to become a chaplain.

MARCH


Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters (Day 2)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 7
Place: Racine Corps Community Center, 1901 Washington Ave. Racine, WI 
Details: This is a 2-day course. This class is required for anyone who wants to become a chaplain.


Introduction to Disaster Services
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, March 10
Place: The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Divisional Headquarters, 11315 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI
Details: This class is required for anyone who wants to deploy for a national disaster with The Salvation Army.


Spiritual & Psychological First Aid 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March  21
Place: The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Divisional Headquarters, 11315 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI
Details: This is a 2-day course. This class is required for anyone who wants to become a chaplain.

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). 


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