On Thursday, December 15th, 2016 the New London Canteen was deployed to a fire which broke out at the Sauchuk MJ Recycling Plant at 10:45AM in the morning. The Salvation Army of New LONDON, CT battled frigid temperatures and biting winds to aid first responders at a fire that broke out at a recycling plant in Ledyard, CT. Hampered by freezing hoses and strong winds, the firemen realized they were going to be on scene for a considerable amount of time. After serving cold drinks, hot drinks, lunch and supper, they were released from the scene at about 10:00PM, nearly 12 hours later. Those on scene thanked The Salvation Army for providing this valuable service which enabled the first responders the ability to remain on scene while enjoying hydration and food service.
About The Salvation Army
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.