The Salvation Army Responds to Wind Storms in Metro Detroit
Emergency Disaster Services providing support to first responders and victims

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (March 9, 2017) –The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is providing aid to first responders and victims affected by the massive wind storms that caused severe damage to the metro Detroit area and beyond.

The Salvation Army EDS team has dispatched volunteers to provide food, water, coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and blankets to the following communities:

  • Arden Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave. in Warren. Dinner will be served to approximately 100 senior citizens at 6 p.m. in partnership with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Plymouth Warming Centers at The First United Methodist Church, 45201 N. Territorial Road, St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Rd. and NorthRidge Church, 12401 Ridge Rd. All locations are in Plymouth. (until 10 p.m.)

On Wednesday, March 8, The Salvation Army served nearly 100 seniors without power at the Del Ray Pavilion located on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Additionally, The Salvation Army Bed & Bread trucks are out on the streets of Detroit serving meals to those in need.

Clean Planet Foods and Kroger Michigan are generously donating food that will be distributed among the affected communities.

The EDS volunteer team responds to calls for help from local authorities and provides food and beverages, blankets, clothing, temporary shelter and spiritual guidance and comfort to the victims and families of major disasters as well as police, firefighters and other first response personnel at the emergency scene.