The Salvation Army Responds to 3 Alarm Fire in Buffalo, NY

March 31, 2017
Michael R. Schwartz | michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Responds to 3 Alarm Fire in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY responded to a three alarm residential fire incident impacting three homes on Jewett Avenue in the City on Friday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to approximately 60 firefighters who were involved in fighting this large fire that started in one residence and spread to two adjacent homes.  The Salvation Army along with members of the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter Disaster team are working to assist those displaced with finding temporary housing as well as offering emotional and spiritual care. 

“We are grateful to the Buffalo EDS Team for their continued service to the people of the City of Buffalo.  Their selfless dedication to their community and service to those in need are inspirational to all of the members of our EDS Team across the Empire State Division.” said Michael R. Schwartz, Divisional Disaster Director for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, please contact Michael Schwartz at (315) 434-1367 or michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org

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