Salvation Army Provides Meals for Stranded Greyhound Passengers

January 11, 2011
Lafeea Watson | Lafeea_Watson@uss.salvationarmy.org | (404) 550-4537

Atlanta, GA - Monday’s record breaking winter storm forced school and road closures throughout metro Atlanta, and left over 150 passengers stranded at Greyhound’s Forsyth Street Station in Atlanta. Since Monday evening, at the request of Greyhound and City Officials, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Team has been providing meals and warm beverages to the hungry travelers.

According to The Salvation Army officials, Greyhound and City Officials reached out to The Salvation Army after icy roads, and road closures forced the shut-down of bus and restaurant service at the Station.

“When we arrived the passengers were hungry, and understandably frustrated with the weather and their situation,” says Janeane Schmidt, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Red Shield Shelter in Atlanta. “We immediately began handing out hot meals and beverages for dinner, and we returned Tuesday morning with breakfast.”

The Salvation Army will again provide dinner service on Tuesday evening, and will continue assisting until restaurant and/or bus services are restored.

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