Salvation Army Working with City, Partner Agencies to Support Residents Displaced by Germantown Apt Fire

 

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Photo Courtesy: City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2019) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is working with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and partner agencies to provide support to residents displaced by a devastating fire overnight in the Germantown section of the city.

 

The fire started just before midnight along the 5700 block of Morris Street in a six-floor apartment building. EDS crews were on scene through the night providing food, comfort and care to firefighters and dozens of people impacted by the blaze.  The building sustained heavy water and smoke damage, leaving as many as 40 individuals without a place to stay. Continue reading “Salvation Army Working with City, Partner Agencies to Support Residents Displaced by Germantown Apt Fire”

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EDS Providing Comfort & Care to Displaced Residents Following Overbrook Apartment Fire

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EDS Providing Meals to Displaced Residents at  Temporary Shelter

PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2018) The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continues to provide comfort and care to survivors of a fire that occurred at the Overbrook Gardens apartments in the 900 block of North 63rd Street on December 10, 2018.

The EDS served on-scene for over 19 hours assisting first responders on Monday. Currently, more than 40 individuals are being housed at the West Philadelphia High School that is serving as a temporary shelter for displaced residents. EDS has been assisting evacuees with meals, Emotional and Spiritual Care and other goods since the shelter opened. Continue reading “EDS Providing Comfort & Care to Displaced Residents Following Overbrook Apartment Fire”

Plans Launched for new EDS Command Center in Philadelphia with Help of $1M Gift from Local Philanthropists

IMG_4750Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway.

The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.

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Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honors Unidos Pa’PR & Sharmain Matlock-Turner

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NBC 10’s Tracy Davidson emcees the 2018 Celebrate Hope Luncheon

On the May 14, first day of National Salvation Army week, hundreds of people gathered at the Westin Philadelphia for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Celebrate Hope luncheon. The annual event recognized The Salvation Army’s 153 of global service to those in need, raised awareness of local programs and services, and honored those dedicated to community service and the betterment of the City of Philadelphia. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia honors individuals and organizations at its annual luncheon that demonstrate exceptional altruism.  This year’s honorees are Unidos Pa’PR and Sharmain Matlock-Turner.

 

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EDS Lends Support to City of Philadelphia During NFL Draft

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EDS Providing Support to the City during the DNC in June 2016

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Unit stationed in Philadelphia will support the City of Philadelphia by providing hydration and food to hundreds of first responders and city workers on duty during the three-day National Football League Draft, Thursday April 27 through Saturday April 29. Continue reading “EDS Lends Support to City of Philadelphia During NFL Draft”

Raising Awareness and Sharing Hope at The State Capitol

img_7273The Salvation Army is committed to “doing the most good” in the community. That commitment drew Salvation Army officers and staff from Greater Philadelphia, as well as Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, to The State Capitol in Harrisburg on October 25, to share with legislators the work The Salvation Army is doing to better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians every day.

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Supporting City of Philadelphia during Democratic National Convention

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Preps Underway 7/21/16

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Unit stationed in Philadelphia will be supporting the City of Philadelphia by providing hydration to thousands of first responders on duty during the Democratic National Convention, July 23 through July 28. Continue reading “Supporting City of Philadelphia during Democratic National Convention”