Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY (Erie County) responded to a three alarm residential fire at 117 Lafayette Avenue in the City on Saturday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 60 firefighters who were involved in fighting the large fire at the Lafayette Apartments. The Salvation Army along with members of the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter Disaster team worked together to open a shelter at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church and are provided sheltering, emotional and spiritual care and feeding to the 90 residents displaced overnight.
“We are grateful to the Buffalo Area Services Command for supervising and staffing this important operation and to the American Red Cross of Greater Buffalo for their steadfast partnership with us in serving the Buffalo Community.” said Michael R. Schwartz, Divisional Disaster Director for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army.
For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, please contact Michael Schwartz at (315) 434-1367 or firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout The Salvation Army