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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Salvation Army Thanksgiving: Family and Community

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Meals at the West Philadelphia Corps Community Center

As part of its continued efforts to provide families with comfort, care and hope, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia hosted Thanksgiving celebrations across the city for hundreds of people in need.

In West Philadelphia, more than a hundred people gathered for a special program that included food, fellowship, ministry and music. Tables covered in brightly colored cloths filled the gymnasium. Local residents shared their vocal and musical talents with the crowd. And dozens of volunteers donning red aprons served each of the families in their seats.

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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”

Hundreds of Volunteers Rally Around Thanksgiving-To-Go (w/ photos & video)

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Thousands of Philadelphians

More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of their homes courtesy of The Salvation Army.  The annual “Thanksgiving-to-Go” event aims to provide families in need with a memorable holiday and to raise awareness of hunger in our community.

 

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Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park

Day at Phillies 2017 iphone 2Thursday, June 22 was Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park! To celebrate, The Salvation Army treated 500 children to a “Day with the Philadelphia Phillies” to watch the Phillies vs. Cardinals afternoon game.

The children, who are mostly from low-income families and are enrolled The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s summer camp programs, had the opportunity to enjoy a Major League Baseball game up close, which some of them may have never experienced. The tickets were purchased thanks to the generosity of a long-standing Salvation Army donor. (SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS) Continue reading “Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park”

Dedicated to Hunger Relief

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 The Salvation Army Tabernacle Corps is working to help those poor in both health and resources

The Salvation Army exists to serve and give, but wouldn’t exist without those who give and serve. It’s a never-ending circle of trust that bonds The Salvation Army to its donors, their donations, their communities, their neighbors, who return to The Salvation Army for help or to help. The return on investment into the work of The Salvation Army is both measurable, yet at the same time, unquantifiable. The number of clothes given, meals served, shelters provided, rescues from human trafficking, and Christmas presents given can be counted. Measuring the positive outcomes in the lives and health of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities proves more elusive. Continue reading “Dedicated to Hunger Relief”