Canadian Emergency Disaster Team Assists in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

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November 20 – A team of 12 Canadians, consisting of trained officers/pastors, employees and volunteers from across Canada, are providing relief to the American Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Teams, who have worked tirelessly in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, so they can celebrate the American Thanksgiving.

“It’s clear that Hurricane Sandy was, and continues to be, a major storm impacting millions of people,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army in the United States. “Residents of the impacted areas can rest assured that The Salvation Army will be with them for the long-haul – providing practical, physical and spiritual support at the areas of greatest need.”

Canadian personnel will provide logistics, operational and warehouse support, as well as emotional and spiritual care. The team members will serve a 14-day deployment, returning to Canada on December 4.

 

One Comment

Candace Ion

That’s amazing! I would have loved to have gone. How can one become more involved I helping other’s through the Salvation Army? Is there a certain criteria that needs to be met? I know for the Red Cross, medical training is a must. I have already looked there as I wanted to go and help out but wasn’t sure how to do so.

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