26 April 2018

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Salvation Army Disaster Workers Respond To Explosion In Superior
Several injuries have been reported at oil refinery


SUPERIOR, WI - The Salvation Army is assisting in Superior, Wisconsin, following an explosion at an oil refinery Thursday morning.

As of Thursday evening, Captain Jasen Elcombe with The Salvation Army of Superior, said volunteers are preparing 100 sandwiches that will be passed out at a safe zone, Four Corners Elementary School, 4465 E County Rd B, in Superior.

Although The Salvation Army of Superior is located in an evacuation zone, staff and volunteers are also prepared to send three canteens (mobile feeding units) to the scene of the explosion.

"Once cleared by Emergency Management, volunteers will provide meals/drinks to first responders and those affected by the explosion," said Terri Leece, the Disaster Director for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division.

Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


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).