TORONTO, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army's Emergency and Disaster
Services has been onsite since early this morning assisting residents and
emergency personnel of the Danforth building collapse.
Over 30 individuals have been redirected to a local Salvation Army church
for further assistance. "We provided those displaced by the collapse with a
warm meal, coffee, clothes and practical items as needed." Said Major Ray
Braddock, Corps Officer/Pastor.
As part of the broader Emergency and Disaster Services plan The Salvation
Army has worked with city officials and The Canadian Red Cross on the
logistics of relocating those displaced by the collapse.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday
in 400 communities across Canada and 113 countries around the world.
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