In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack that destroyed New York City’s World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11th, The Salvation Army’s Greater New York Division immediately mobilized its resources to assist in emergency response efforts.
“All of our people, facilities and vehicles are available to help in this time of great tragedy,” said Major Carl L. Schoch, Greater New York Divisional Commander. Dozens of officers and approximately 30 volunteers are assisting in the area of lower Manhattan surrounding the World Financial Center and at Command Headquarters, located on 14th Street. In addition, The Salvation Army’s New York Temple Corps will make its facilities available to nearby St. Vincent’s Hospital, if needed.
Canteens from Nassau County and Queens served emergency crews at the Center’s location. Canteens equipped with provisions were located at Police Headquarters and at the Medical Examiner’s Office. Another canteen provided meals at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge with more available canteens en route to the disaster scene.
Additional relief shifts at the canteens will arrive from Salvation Army staff in outlying New York areas. The Manhattan Adult Rehabilitation Center and all Salvation Army residences located in the city will be preparing meals to be served from the canteens.
Donations for The Salvation Army to support its emergency efforts should be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 9219, Seattle, WA 98109-0200. Checks should be made out to “The Salvation Army” and designated for Disaster Services. Online donations can be made at www.salvationarmy-newyork.org/howtodonate/index.shtml, or telephone donations may be made by calling (888) 234-8888.