A townhome community adjacent to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the scene of a helicopter crash that killed at least one person and resulted in a fire on Sunday afternoon just before 4:45 p.m.
The accident scene is just about 100 yards from the new building for The Salvation Army of Williamsburg. Corps officers, Lieutenants Jeremy and Whitney Lind provided bottled water, snacks, and spiritual care to the first responders, townhome residents, and neighbors. The Corps also offered the use of their parking lot to first responders and displaced residents. As the investigation continues into the cause of the crash that took the life of the helicopter pilot, the Corps will continue to monitor the scene and offer needed support.
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.