The Salvation Army Responding To New Iberia Chemical Fire

June 15, 2011
Mark Jones | mark_jones@uss.salvationarmy.org | (601) 278-2100

Lafayette, LA (June 14,2011) - The Salvation Army is on the ground of a major chemical fire in New Iberia, Louisiana offering physical, emotional, and spiritual care to residents and first responders.

Early Tuesday evening the Multi-Chem plant in New Iberia, La reported a massive explosion that could be seen for several miles.

Captain August Pillsbury of The Salvation Army in Lafayette immediately deployed a mobile feeding unit and two additional vehicles to provide feeding support at the command post and surrounding neighborhoods without power due to the fire.

Financial donations are needed and can be made to The Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyusa.orgor by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (725-2769).

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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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