Buffalo NY EDS Responds to Three Alarm Fire Overnight

May 08, 2019
Michael R. Schwartz | michael.schwartz@use.salvationarmy.org | (315) 434-1367

Buffalo NY EDS Responds to Three Alarm Fire Overnight

Buffalo, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Buffalo, NY (Erie County) responded to a three alarm residential fire on Elmwood Avenue in the City of Buffalo Wednesday morning. The team provided canteen and hydration services to over 120 firefighters and first responders who were involved in fighting the large fire that impacted three homes.  The Salvation Army also provided water, snacks, blankets and emotional and spiritual care to residents displaced by the explosion and fire. 

“We are grateful for the selfless service of our EDS volunteers.  It is awe inspiring to see the dedication and service above self exhibited by our team in Buffalo.  It is truly a blessing to the Greater Buffalo Area when you realize that these services are provided only through donated resources from the community.  Whether it is a cup of coffee, a blanket for a resident who ran out of danger in the cold or simply a comforting word, our EDS Team is there, never searching out the limelight, just to be a helping hand in a time of crisis.” said Michael R. Schwartz, Divisional Emergency Disaster Services 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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