Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY responded to a three alarm residential fire incident impacting three homes on Jewett Avenue in the City on Friday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 60 firefighters who were involved in fighting this large fire that started in one residence and spread to two adjacent homes. The Salvation Army along with members of the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter Disaster team are working to assist those displaced with finding temporary housing as well as offering emotional and spiritual care.
“We are grateful to the Buffalo EDS Team for their continued service to the people of the City of Buffalo. Their selfless dedication to their community and service to those in need are inspirational to all of the members of our EDS Team across the Empire State Division.” 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.org
About The Salvation Army
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.