CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign and Vermilion County Salvation Army disaster relief teams are looking for your help.

The disaster relief teams help people whether it’s during a fire or after a weather disaster. Team members help first responders and people affected with immediate needs like food and water.

With the help of volunteers, they can be on the ground with you when you need it, helping people impacted by natural disasters, but also the first responders working to keep everyone safe.

“Families are in need and they go through hard things all the time. As a community, we need each other,” Angela Bradley, a volunteer, said. “You need to have somebody who walks alongside you in the middle of some of the worst parts of your life. You don’t need to be alone. The Salvation Army is here to make sure that people are never alone.”

To help with the disaster response teams in either Champaign or Vermilion County, people can sign up for the classes on their website.