Emergency Disaster Services

Hawaiian and the Pacific Islands


2950 Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

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Major Mark Gilden

Email: Mark.Gilden@usw.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 808.988.2136

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Who We Are

The Salvation Army stands ready to serve the community in the event of a disaster.  Staff in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands support and direct the Army's network of services that impact many communities. Whether it is a local incident or a major disaster, The Salvation Army relief staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and are some of the last to leave.  In most communities in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, The Salvation Army is already at work providing needed assistance with our programs, honoring a century-old commitment to serve those in need at the time of need and at the place of need.

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The Salvation Army is responding to Typhoon Soudelor victims in Saipan

This week, our Soup Kitchen in Saipan is serving thousands of meals to victims of Typhoon Soudelor. Thanks to volunteers and Salvation Army officers from Chuuk and the Marshall Islands, the Soup Kitchen is able to serve hot meals six days a week. The Salvation Army is responding to the needs of displaced families and is committed to the long term recovery of our local communities.

To make an immediate donation to the relief efforts, please click here.

Our Programs and Services

  • While every disaster is unique and creates its own special response, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster response program typically would include services such as:

    • Mass Feeding
    • Mobile Feeding
    • Pastoral Care/Counseling
    • Volunteer Services
    • Reconstruction
    • Financial Assistance
    • Donations Management
  • If you are interested in serving as a volunteer with The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Island's Emergency Disaster Services team, or if you would like more information, please contact Tatsu Sasaki through email at tatsu.sasaki@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 808.440.1834.

    For information about disaster training as well as The Salvation Army's ongoing disaster response efforts in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands and throughout the United States, please visit The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services page. 


As a relief organization, The Salvation Army was involved in development of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Response Framework. We appreciate the opportunity to work cooperatively with FEMA, state and local emergency operations staff. The Salvation Army is an active member of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD).

Helpful links:

Emergency Checklist by FEMA

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Hawaii State VOAD

Our Response

The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services team has provided support throughout the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands, including:

  • Kauai - Hurricane Iniki
  • Hawaii Island - Hurricane Iselle (Puna)
  • Hawaii Island - Lava Flow in Pahoa
  • Chuuk - Typhoon Maysak
  • Saipan - Typhoon Soudelor