Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) - The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is serving on the streets of Baltimore, assisting residents cleaning-up. A canteen, or mobile kitchen, has been deployed to the corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenue serving sandwiches, chips, and bottled water.
The request came from the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Tuesday morning which expressed a need for the Salvation Army to help residents and volunteers as they clean up.
Major Rebecca Hogg, the Associate Area Commander for the Central Maryland command, noted that residents are in shock about the destruction in their community. The Salvation Army has also offered emotional and spiritual care as many local residents are in need of a listening ear and prayer. “The Salvation Army provides comfort in times of crisis,” she said. “Whenever communities are hurting, we are there to put our arms around everyone and try to promote healing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the city of Baltimore.”
At the request of the EOC, The Salvation Army has placed two additional canteens on standby to offer food, water, and spiritual care at other locations being affected if needed.
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