ATLANTA, GA - In response to a request from Atlanta fire officials, The Salvation Army in Atlanta deployed its Emergency Disaster Team and Mobile Feeding Unit (Canteen) to an early morning fire at a Buckhead costume warehouse on Piedmont Road between I-85 and Lakeshore Drive.
The four-person crew arrived at the 2100 block of Piedmont Road shortly after 9:30 A.M. and began distributing food, water, and snacks to first-responders battling the three alarm blaze at the Spirit Halloween Superstore.
As the road closures and clean-up work continues throughout the day, The Salvation Army Canteen will remain on-site to provide beverages, snacks, and lunch to more than 100 on-scene emergency personnel.
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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.