TORONTO, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Early Friday, August 21, 2009 The Salvation Army
Emergency and Disaster Services teams arrived in the community of Woodbridge
to provide support to first responders, emergency personnel and victims of the
devastating tornado which touched down in the early evening of August 20.
The Salvation Army dispatched two mobile kitchens (canteens) to the
command centre at the intersection of Martin Grove and Hwy No. 7 one of the
hardest hit areas.
Throughout Friday 460 meals and hundreds of beverages were delivered to
first responders, emergency personnel and those in the community who have been
displaced or unable to cook because utility services have been disconnected
due to safety concerns.
Salvation Army personnel and volunteers will be on site early Saturday,
August 22, 2009 to continue provision of services as deemed necessary by the
Region of York.
To donate to The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services Relief
work please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit The Salvation Army at:
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 118 countries around the world.
The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families,
often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless
people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of
marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
For further information:
For further information: and immediate interviews please contact:
Captain John P. Murray, APR, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and
Development, c) (416) 998-0117