Salvation Army canteen provides relief to emergency response


BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is continuing their emergency response at the scene of the I-65 wreck on the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge.

The organization sent one of their mobile feeding units (canteen) stocked with water, Gatorade, snacks and sandwiches to the scene Friday morning, May 23, providing relief for the crews working on the bridge.

“These crews are working tirelessly in this summertime heat, plus, there really is no easy way for them to get to food or water. So we are happy to bring it to them, keeping them hydrated and fueled as they work to get the bridge back in working order,” explained Katie Emer, Public Relations Director.

The Salvation Army will stay on site for the rest of the day and plans to continue providing relief through the weekend as needed.

Around 150 first responders and emergency officials were served by The Salvation Army canteen Thursday afternoon as crews worked to put out the inferno from the crash.

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