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October 03, 2011 08:43 ET

The Salvation Army in Greater New York Selects Send Word Now for Emergency Notification

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Send Word Now, the worldwide leader in emergency notification and incident management services, announced today that The Salvation Army Greater New York Division has selected Send Word Now's communication platform for use in notifying volunteers, staff members, and clients during emergencies affecting the city and surrounding region.

The Salvation Army will use the best-in-class, fully-automated notification and response system to message employees during severe weather incidents, security breaches, and other unexpected events. It will also use the service to make sure that the 1,400 clients housed in Salvation Army shelters across New York City are safe, and to gather groups of volunteers any time that quick action is needed. Using Send Word Now, The Salvation Army will be able to reach out to over 1,000 contacts in specific regions of the greater New York area with just the click of a button.

Send Word Now is providing the service to The Salvation Army pro bono. "We are extremely grateful to Send Word Now for this extraordinarily generous gesture," said Lt. Colonel Guy D. Klemanski, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. "We are very excited to start using their system to deliver messages throughout our greater New York network. This robust tool will save us time during emergencies by allowing us to reach out to volunteers and staff members quickly, thereby helping us to better serve our partner organizations, as well as those most affected by the crisis."

"We are proud to provide our robust notification and response platform to such a highly respected organization," said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. "By selecting our services, The Salvation Army has demonstrated its commitment to emergency communication and to the safety of its many dedicated employees."

About Send Word Now
Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident-response services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations, and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit our website at http://www.sendwordnow.com or email us at info@sendwordnow.com.

About The Salvation Army Greater New York Division
An integral part of the community for 131 years, The Salvation Army in Greater New York operates more than 100 community and social service programs serving more than 750,000 people, regardless of race, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. For more information, visit our website at www.SalvationArmyNewYork.org.

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