Emergency Disaster Services Team On Site At Navy Yard Distributing Food, Hydration, Emotional & Spiritual Comfort

September 16, 2013
Christopher Priest | chris_priest@uss.salvationarmy.org | (404) 728-6704

Washington, DC (September 16, 2013) - The Salvation Army has deployed an emergency disaster services team and mobile feeding unit Monday afternoon in response to the Washington, DC Navy Yard shooting in the Southeast of the city. Dispatched from the National Capital Area Command, the team of Salvation Army Officers will provide nutrition, hydration, and emotional & spiritual comfort to survivors and their families, first responders and law enforcement and emergency personnel who remain on the scene of Monday morning’s incident.

The Emergency Disaster Services team is distributing snacks, water and coffee throughout the afternoon. Additionally, current plans call for dinner service to be offered this evening from the Mobile Feeding Units, also known as canteens. During a crisis, these canteens are capable of providing 1,500 meals per day. For those seeking emotional support, three Salvation Army officers are ready to offer counseling and prayer as needed.

Majors Lewis and Jacqulyn Reckline, National Capital Area Commanders for The Salvation Army, have expressed sadness over Monday morning's tragic incident in Southeast Washington, DC. They are asking for the community to join them in praying for the victims, and their families.

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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