During a disaster, the first gesture of comfort The Salvation Army offers is often a cold drink and a hot meal, Capt. Jamie Clay said.

In April, The Salvation Army is offering Emergency Disaster Services Training to learn how its mobile feeding units (canteens) operate during times of disaster.

“Participants who complete the course will learn about the disaster services that we provide, like the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations, serving the food safely, and the basics of menu planning,” Clay said. “Anyone interested in serving on disaster with the Salvation Army should take these courses.”

Clay said the courses are the minimum requirement to serve on disasters teams.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call Capt. Russell Clay at (405) 275-2243 or email russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org.

To register for this training, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes.