Ogdensburg, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Ogdensburg, New York participated in a FAA required Airport Disaster Exercise at the Ogdensburg International Airport Thursday morning. The teams provided canteen and hydration services to over 50 first responders from Federal, State and Local emergency management, fire and law enforcement agencies from across the North Country. The Salvation Army operated in both the exercise as well as in providing drinks and snacks to the exercise participants.
“We are grateful to our Ogdensburg Team for their continued service to the people of St. Lawrence County. Their selfless dedication to their community and continued learning by participating in today's exercise 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.