The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Hoboken Train Crash

September 29, 2016
Alexandria Hammond |

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Hoboken Train Crash

The Salvation Army New Jersey Division Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team is responding to today’s train crash in Hoboken, N.J. that has affected dozens of people.  

“The Salvation Army is on-the-ground addressing the needs of those who have been responding to the crash as well as those impacted,” says Major Ivan K. Rock, State Commander of The Salvation Army New Jersey Division. “We want people to know that we are here for the community and will be there if additional assistance is required.”

The Salvation Army canteens—mobile feeding units—are on-hand to provide beverages and meals in Hoboken. Canteens are equipped to serve up to 1,500 hot meals per day. For larger disasters, The Salvation Army in New Jersey also has three field kitchens, which can serve up to 10,000 hot meals per day.

In addition, emotional and spiritual care services will be made available for those in need at a state-run family assistance center in Jersey City.


To make a donation to The Salvation Army New Jersey EDS, please visit or call 800-728-7825. To make a gift, please send checks to The Salvation Army 4 Gary Road, Union, N.J. 07083

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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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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