Cash donations are always the most efficient and helpful to the affected community. However, in rare cases some communities may be able to use in-kind donations. Before beginning an in-kind donation drive, contact your local Salvation Army to confirm the need. Get precise information about what products are needed. Consider shipping arrangements; most charities do not have the resources to arrange transportation. Any goods that are sent must be sorted, appropriately packed, palletized and shrink-wrapped before being shipped to the disaster area. Donors should be wary of anyone who claims that "everything is needed." Communities hit by a disaster can be quickly overwhelmed by well-intentioned but uncoordinated shipments of donated goods and often do not have the time, manpower or money to dispose of unneeded product.
Used Clothing, Furniture and Cars
It is extremely rare that used clothing, used furniture and motor vehicles are needed during a disaster response. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to support The Salvation Army within your local community.
To Schedule a Pick Up:
Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to discuss a pick up of your items or to find out the nearest drop off location. Callers not residing in the United States can call 1-800-95-TRUCK (1-800-958-7825) for donation information and assistance.
» Central United States, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
» Northeast United States, e-mail email@example.com
» Southern United States, e-mail Paul_Curnow@uss.salvationarmy.org
» Western United States, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org