Salvation Army Disaster Workers Respond To Apartment Complex Fire in Marquette, Michigan

Aug 1, 2019


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Salvation Army Disaster Workers Respond To Apartment Complex Fire in Marquette, Michigan
Employees, volunteers serving 3 meals per day to displaced residents


MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN - The Salvation Army is assisting in Marquette, Michigan, following a fire at a 140-unit apartment complex on Tuesday, July 30. 

The Salvation Army canteen was immediately deployed to the scene to provide snacks and water to emergency responders and then transitioned to serving displaced residents.

Auxiliary Captain Doug Winters, with The Salvation Army of Marquette County, said a temporary shelter is up and running at the Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855. Inside the dome, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are serving three meals per day to about 50 displaced residents. Over 350 meals have been served in the last two days. The Salvation Army has been supported by donations from Jilberts Dairy, J.P. Electric, Meijer and Walmart.

"The apartment complex houses many residents who attend our lunch and pantry programs," Winters said. "We want to do all we can to help those who need it."

Foodservice will be provided as long as needed. To contribute monetary donations, please text Canteen to 41444. 

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). 


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