Jacksonville, FL (August 26, 2018) – The Salvation Army has dispatched a disaster services team and mobile feeding unit in response to the mass shooting that occurred during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
“I have assured the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office that we are committed to providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care as needed,” says Major Bert Tanner, Jacksonville Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “Our prayers are with the families who lost loved ones today and all who have been impacted by this tragedy,” says Tanner.
As of Sunday afternoon, The Salvation Army was preparing to serve dinner to approximately 250 first responders that were still at the scene.
For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.
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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.