The Salvation Army Responds to Tornado in Midland

MIDLAND, ON, June 23 /CNW/ - Following the touch-down of a reported tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at a trailer park, where 20-40 trailers have been destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry Sound to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services personnel and support personnel from the Toronto region have been disbatched and are on scene to assist where needed. A reception centre has been set-up to receive those who have been displaced.

"We will do all we can to assist those who have been displaced. We will also provide hydration and nutrition to those involved in the disaster", says Major Neil Evenden.

The Salvation Army will continue to monitor the situation and work in cooperation with local emergency personnel.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

About The Salvation Army:

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 121 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

News releases, articles and updated information can be found at SalvationArmy.ca.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information: Jeff Robertson, Area Director, Public Relations, The Salvation Army, 416-460-4441, jeff_robertson@can.salvationarmy.org; Captain John P. Murray, APR, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development, The Salvation Army, 416-998-0117, john_murray@can.salvationarmy.org; Neil W. Leduke, Director of Communications, The Salvation Army, 416-578-7998, neil_leduke@can.salvationarmy.org; Major Neil Evenden, The Salvation Army, Midland, 705-529-9347, neil_evenden@can.salvationarmy.org


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