Louisville Command now providing assistance at the site of train derailment in Southwest Jefferson County

November 01, 2012 - 12:00 AM EDT
David Yarmuth
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Louisville, KY (November 1, 2012)-The Salvation Army canteen, essentially a full kitchen on wheels, served at the site of this week’s train derailment offering nourishment to responders; that from Salvation Army Major Mike Hawley, Louisville Area Commander. 

Captain Mike Goode, Commander of the Portland Corps, says his trained team of volunteers provided water, coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast sandwiches to those on the ground working at the derailment site. 

The canteen is the only one of its kind in the Louisville Area Command.  

Salvation Army disaster Services and Response Teams are often times among the first to respond, standing alongside 1st responders.


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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org