Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE

 

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Meal Service in Laurel, DE

Philadelphia, PA (April 16, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has dispatched teams with its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) to Sussex County, Delaware and Columbia and Sullivan Counties in Eastern Pennsylvania in response to severe storms on Monday.

 

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in the community of Laurel, Delaware on Monday. The Salvation Army dispatched a canteen (mobile feeding unit) to the hardest hit neighborhood, where 25 homes were damaged or destroyed.  The team provided meals to impacted residents in that neighborhood and at a Red Cross shelter nearby. The Salvation Army is offering emergency assistance to families in the affected area. Continue reading “Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE”

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Lt. Colonels Ashcraft Appointed as Pendel Divisional Commanders

Ashcrafts, 2019The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania is proud to announce Lt. Colonels Janet and Larry Ashcraft as its new Divisional Leaders. The Ashcrafts take over the reins held by Lt. Colonels Stephen and Janet Banfield, who retired in the Spring of 2019.

The Ashcrafts are responsible for the administrative oversight for all personnel, financial and program components of 51 Salvation Army Corps Community Centers, 163 volunteer service centers, residential programs and The Salvation Army Camp Ladore Retreat and Conference Center. In all, they manage more than 122 commissioned Salvation Army officers and nearly 1,200 employees. Continue reading “Lt. Colonels Ashcraft Appointed as Pendel Divisional Commanders”