The Salvation Army Responds to Tragedy in Harlem

la-na-nn-harlem-fire-20140312-004At the request of The New York City Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army Greater New York Division’s Manhattan Citadel Community Center is sheltering at least 71 displaced people, after yesterday’s devastating gas explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem.

Beginning at noon today, a Resident Support Center will open at this site. This will be a “one stop” for affected residents to receive available resources and services from the city and state agencies that include, among others, the Department of Mental Health & Hygiene, the Department of Aging, the Department of Homeless Services, and the Department of Buildings.  Transportation is being provided for children sheltered here to their schools.

We will update this story as information is available.

About The Salvation Army in Princeton

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1906 in Princeton, Indiana. Thousands of people in our area 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. About 89 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those in need.