EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) — The Salvation Army in Salem teamed up with The Way Station to provide residents in East Palestine with needed help.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, volunteers unloaded a tractor-trailer with 24 pallets filled with cleaning supplies, then they loaded the supplies into disaster relief trucks headed to East Palestine.
The Salvation Army in Salem has been working for a week to ensure residents were taken care of during the crisis.
“It’s a lot of reassurance allowing people to know that it’s OK, allowing them to know that they’re not going through this alone, that there’s definitely a whole team of people who are rallying behind them to support them,” said Capt. Angelica Spence with Salvation Army.
Out of precaution, several families are throwing away food they left behind during the evacuation.
Going forward, the Salvation Army says it will continue passing along food vouchers on Monday, Feb. 13. They can be picked up at the First Christian Church.
The vouchers can be used at the Sparkle in East Palestine.
On Monday, Feb. 20, Salvation Army volunteers could be seen passing out bottled water in the parking lot of the Rite Aid in East Palestine. It’s located near the intersection of West Main Street and South Market Street.
Volunteers will continue to hand out water as long as it’s needed. They hope to begin passing out the bottles again around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
If you are looking to donate water, you can drop it off at the Salvation Army post in Salem.