Mission: Disaster Services of America, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It is guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
Results: United Way Partner Agency, NWS Ambassador, Numerous Federal and State Awards.
Target demographics: victims of disaster
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6492 families during emergencies (including house fires)
Geographic areas served: U.S.A.
Programs: Grief counseling, toiletry items, shelter, replacement for medication and eyeglasses and financial assistance to hundreds of Northwest Tennesseans affected by flooding or fires each year.
Adult/Infant and Child CPR/First Aid/AED to thousands of Northwest Tennesseans
Deploy volunteers to major disasters locally and across the country to provide relief to those affected by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms and other disasters.
Help thousands of military families in our region transfer emergency messages to their loved one deployed, helping them stay connected to family members during a difficult separation.
Your generous contributions help victims of hundreds of local disasters like residential fires, across Northwest Tennessee, each year by providing:
& Health needs
The National Weather Service has been working closely with Disaster Services of America for approximately 8 years. They are official NWS Ambassadors and trained Weather Spotters for multiple states and certified through extensive training. Many lives have been saved through this excellent nonprofit.
We are Hurricane Florence Refugees to Arkansas. DSA put us in a temporary place to stay, replaced personal items that were destroyed, and is making sure that we get food until we can get our insurance to replace what we lost.
Our mobile home caught fire a few weeks ago - we lost everything. We were refered to NTDS by our local fire department. They bought us new clothing, warm blankets, food, and found us a new home to live in within three days. They even brought us Christmas decorations so we could have Christmas! God Bless NTDS!