The Salvation Army wants your help

People evacuate a neighborhood inundated after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir when it reached capacity due to Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Salvation Army wants you.

With all the devastation Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left in their wake, the Salvation Army in Indiana is preparing for the months of recovery efforts on the horizon. That’s why they’re now offering Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) courses that will allow able-bodied volunteers the opportunity to train to become certified disaster response volunteers.

In order to become an EDS volunteer, you must complete one of two all-day classes offered this month. One class will be held Wednesday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the other Thursday, September 21 at those same times. You can register for the classes online by clicking here.

The Salvation Army has already deployed officers from Indiana to assist with Emotional & Spiritual Care teams working at shelters and on mobile kitchen units throughout southern Texas and Florida. The organization has served hundreds of thousands of meals and drinks to survivors, evacuees and first responders since Hurricane Harvey hit last month.

EDS volunteers have been delivering food, water, hygiene items, clean up kits, and emotional and spiritual care to residents in communities hit hard by Harvey and Irma, as well.

To make a financial donation to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, go to, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 51555.