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The Salvation Army Providing Assistance in Partial Apartment Building Collapse in Cranston, RI

July 14, 2021
Laura Krueger | laura.krueger@use.salvationarmy.org | (860) 937-8932

Cranston, RI – On July 6th, a Cranston apartment building partially collapsed, leaving 80 people affected. 39 units were evacuated, and residents have not yet been allowed to return to their homes. The Salvation Army has been providing regular feeding to 35-40 individuals who are still being provided with temporary housing at the nearby Hilton Hotel.

Through July 11th, 352 meals have been served, as well as 740 snacks and 1,200 drinks. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services canteen has also provided support to serve from the hotel parking lot when needed. Emotional and spiritual care has been provided to those impacted. “The lives of many people have been adversely affected by this untimely disaster,” said Major Roger Duperree, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army’s Rhode Island State Command.  “It is both our honor and a privilege to serve in this hour of need. We continue to be in prayer for residents as they look for permanent housing.”

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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