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“Our mobile kitchen served throughout the night with water and coffee available to any responders or passersby,” said Major Ted Morris, The Salvation Army Orlando Area Commander. “We will continue to support responders and families with the generosity of our local community partners. This morning, more restaurants arrived with breakfast foods and although we are grateful, we may have more than we need at this location.”
The Salvation Army is asking any commercial food vendors that are interested in supporting to please coordinate by calling The Salvation Army of Orlando at 407-423-8581.
The Salvation Army mobile kitchens, better known as canteens, prepare year round for natural disasters like hurricanes and tornados, but this week our volunteer teams have been called to action to serve along side our first responders in this time of tragedy.
“We ask everyone to join us in praying for those that have been affected by this attack,” Morris said. “Our teams will continue to serve in coordination with emergency management and our partner organizations.”
If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please log on to our website at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org or call 800-SAL-ARMY. Those interested in becoming members of our disaster response team can register online or simply gain more information about The Salvation Army’s response to this tragic event.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.Orlando, Fla – Sunday morning, Salvation Army disaster relief teams arrived on scene at Orange Avenue near the Orange Regional Medical Center providing food and hydration to responders. Dinner was provided in partnership with generous restaurants like Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild Wings.