Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE

April 16, 2019
Alexandra Hackett | alexandra.hackett@use.salvationarmy.org | (215) 307-0648

Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has dispatched teams with its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) to Sussex County, Delaware and Columbia and Sullivan Counties in Eastern Pennsylvania in response to severe storms on Monday.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in the community of Laurel, Delaware on Monday. The Salvation Army dispatched a canteen (mobile feeding unit) to the hardest hit neighborhood, where 25 homes were damaged or destroyed.  The team provided meals to impacted residents in that neighborhood and at a Red Cross shelter nearby. The Salvation Army is also offering emergency assistance to families in the affected area.

Monday’s severe weather also impacted communities in Eastern Pennsylvania. The Salvation Army is providing assistance to individuals and families at a mobile home park on Everett Street in Benton, Columbia County, which was hit by an EF-1 tornado. The Salvation Army is offering residents food vouchers to Country Fresh Market in Benton and clothing vouchers that may be redeemed at The Salvation Army’s Family Store in Bloomsburg.

An EDS team also responded to an apartment complex in Dushore, Sullivan County, which is experiencing a power outage as a result of Monday’s storms. There are approximately 30 residents in the affected apartment community. The Salvation Army provided lunch and dinner on Tuesday to those impacted.

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