The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services concluded 24 straight hours of service Wednesday night in Philadelphia at the site of the train derailment that resulted in 8 fatalities and over 200 injuries. Personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army served a total of roughly 300 meals and more than 35 gallons of drinks at the Family Reception Center to those affected.
Trained Emotional and Spiritual Care personnel were at the site, where they spent 16 hours supporting first responders and train passengers. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by this tragedy.
About The Salvation Army
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.