TORONTO, July 21 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army's Emergency and Disaster
Services has been onsite since Sunday afternoon assisting residents and
emergency personnel of the East York highrise blast.
A relief centre at a nearby school has been setup to assist over 150
residents, fire, police and emergency personnel. "The Salvation Army continues
to provide practical and emotional support to those displaced by the blast as
well as EDS personnel who require hydration and nourishment during this time,"
said Captain John Murray, spokesperson for The Salvation Army.
As part of the broader Emergency and Disaster Services plan The Salvation
Army is working in cooperation with the Canadian Red Cross and city officials
on the logistics of providing personal items, food and relocating individuals
with specials needs.
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 115 countries around the world.
For further information:
For further information: Captain John P. Murray, APR, Divisional
Secretary for Public Relations and Development, c) (416) 998-0117; Neil W.
Leduke, Communications Specialist, c) (416) 578-7998