San Jose Flood Response

News and Important Information from The Salvation Army

How The Salvation Army is Helping

Recent flooding in San Jose forced nearly 14,000 residents to evacuate their homes, some with only the clothing on their backs. Most evacuees have been notified that they may return to their homes, but now the really hard work begins. Homes that were flooded must be cleaned and disinfected, carpeting replaced, furniture replaced, food replaced, cars replaced.

The Salvation Army is hard at work providing help and hope to the survivors – initially providing services at the emergency evacuation shelters, now at the Seven Trees Community Center shelter for survivors who cannot yet go back to their homes. The chart below shows what has been provided to date:

Hot lunches and dinners served.   Shoes   Socks   Blankets   Items of clothing for men, women, and children.
3,524   250   260   50   1,800


How You Can Help

Donate NowThe best way you can help disaster survivors is to make a financial contribution. The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

The following items are the most needed by flood survivors at the moment.
  • New canned and other non-perishable food.
  • New socks & underwear, all sizes.
  • New blankets, all sizes.
  • New household cleaning supplies: buckets, rubber gloves, sponges, and unopened cleaning supplies.
  • New sturdy duffel bags.
  • New plastic containers with locking lids.
Gently used clothing & household items.

Drop Off Location
359 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Drop Off A
702 W Taylor St
San Jose, CA 95126
Drop Off B
1522 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128


If You Need Help

San Jose residents affected by the recent flooding can go to the Local Assistance Center for help. Located at 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, the LAC will connect you to how to get food, help with housing, document replacement and filing for losses. The Local Assistance Center is a safe place for flood affected residents, regardless of immigration status, to receive resources. Click HERE for the LAC.

Once you have gone to the LAC, you may be given a referral to The Salvation Army. Bring that referral to our Family Services Department at 359 N. 4th Street, San Jose; and they will help you with food, clothing and household items. You may also receive a voucher to allow you to shop at our Salvation Army Thrift Stores for free.