The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing aid at the site of the I-75 crash in Detroit where authorities have confirmed two children and one adult have died.
The Salvation Army’s EDS team is providing coffee and other beverages, snacks, hot dogs and blankets from one mobile canteen to the first responders and those involved in the massive crash. EDS Director Chuck McDougall is on-site leading the efforts, including providing access to counseling and stress management services.
The Salvation Army responds to calls for help from local authorities and becomes part of the Emergency Operation Center set up in times of disaster. The Salvation Army’s emergency staff and volunteers are trained both in food service and Critical Incident Stress Management.