The Salvation Army Herkimer, NY, Assists Family After Fire

March 13, 2019
Michael R. Schwartz | michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org | (315) 434-1367

The Salvation Army Herkimer, NY, Assists Family After Fire

Herkimer, N.Y. (March 13, 2019) — The Salvation Army Herkimer Emergency Disaster Services Team is provided assistance to two people who were displaced from their home by a fire Wednesday morning in the Village of Herkimer.

Salvation Army Officers and volunteers are assisting the displaced family with emotional support and counseling, and referrals to agencies that will help them with their recovery.

Salvation Army volunteers are also currently on scene providing hot beverages and water to first responders from across the Valley, who have been battling the fire since 8am.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, please contact Michael Schwartz at (315) 434-1367 or michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org

 

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services volunteers are trained to respond to disasters such as fires, floods and ice storms and administer to the needs of survivors.  Volunteers are always needed and anyone interested in becoming an EDS volunteer should contact The Salvation Army Empire State Divisional Headquarters at (315) 434-1367 or visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

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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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