The Salvation Army of the Midlands Supports National Disaster Medical System exercise

April 25, 2013
Anjani Webb | anjani.webb@uss.salvationarmy.org

Columbia, SC (April 25, 2013) - The Salvation Army of the Midlands recently supported a
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) exercise at Columbia Metropolitan Airport
by providing meals, snacks, and hydration to exercise participants. The Salvation Army
provided food and drinks on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17. The exercise
scenario was based on an explosives attack – bombing using improvised explosive
devices. The scenario included “pretend” patients being flown in on two airplanes and
their relocation to local NDMS hospitals.

Salvation Army volunteers and staff exercised their capacity to serve emergency first
responders. The Salvation Army in Columbia served from its canteen on Tuesday and
Wednesday and The Salvation Army in Greenville served from its canteen on
Wednesday. Below are details regarding services provided courtesy of The Salvation
Army in Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.

Tuesday, April 16
• Served breakfast to 125 people (sausage biscuits, doughnuts, apples, oranges,
apple juice, orange juice, bottled water, soda, Gatorade, coffee)
• Served lunch to 137 people (meatball subs, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella cheese,
potato salad, chips, apples, oranges, fruit cup, cupcakes, cookies, candy, bottled
water, soda, Gatorade, coffee)
• Served supper to 30 people (grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans,
rolls, cupcakes)

Wednesday, April 17
• Served breakfast to 184 people (bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits, Danish, apples,
oranges, apple juice, orange juice, bottled water, soda, Gatorade, coffee)
• Served lunch to 260 people (hamburgers, cheese, lettuce, tomato, baked beans,
pasta salad, apples, oranges, fruit cup, cookies, cupcakes, candy, bottled water,
soda, Gatorade, coffee)

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