The Salvation Army Responds to Aircraft Collision in Berkeley County, SC

July 08, 2015
Ashley Seager | ashley.seager@uss.salvationarmy.org

CHARLESTON, SC (July 8, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Charleston is providing meals and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the plane collision yesterday in Moncks Corner, SC.

Late yesterday morning a midair collision occurred over Moncks Corner involving an F-16 fighter jet and a small Cessna aircraft. In coordination with Berkeley County Emergency Management, personnel from The Salvation Army of Charleston deployed the mobile kitchen unit canteen and responded to the scene to provide support to all affected.

The team served 165 meals for lunch, 134 meals for dinner and provided 634 drinks and 347 snacks.  The Salvation Army mobile kitchen unit will be serving breakfast today and remain on site as long as necessary.


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