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Our Neighbors Needed Us, Answering the Call for Emergency Relief

Captain Roger Hasty

Salvation Army Captain Roger Hasty carrying water from the FedEx Canteen.

 

The Salvation Army answered the call for assistance from DC and Prince George’s County Emergency Management officials this week to lend a hand to residents affected by last Sunday’s violent thunderstorm. The Salvation Army National Capital Disaster Services team deployed the FedEx Canteen and brought food and hydration to residents in the District and neighboring Prince George’s County. The Army provided lunch, dinner and much needed water to individuals and families that remain without power in many neighborhoods. 

The meals were prepared jointly by an Area Command team and Harbor Light staff. Major Earl Fitzgerald and Captain Roger Hasty (pictured above) assisted the effort by operating and serving from the canteen (mobile kitchen unit) and offering prayer to people who asked for it. 

On Wednesday, 266 lunches, 428 cold beverages and 114 snacks were delivered to a DC Emergency Relief Center and Shepherd’s Park. Similar efforts were made in Prince George’s County. The DCEMA is in the process of closing down its emergency program as power to the city’s residents continues to be restored. The Salvation Army completed its disaster relief service in PG County late Wednesday. 

Here are the final statistics for this week’s local emergency relief activities: 

  • 671 meals served
  • 1,058 drinks distributed
  • 339 snacks distributed
  • 32 people prayed with
  • 6 locations served
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