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In May 2023, the province of Alberta was struck by a devastating series of wildfires that ravaged communities and left a trail of destruction in their wake. To meet the pressing need for nourishment and relief, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) personnel quickly mobilized to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and residents who were displaced or directly impacted by the wildfires.
“For some, we are the only source of food.”
“Our assistance takes worry away,” says Major Ben Lippers, divisional EDS director for Alberta and Northern Territories. “We will be here as long as needed. For some, we are the only source of food.”
“Our assistance takes worry away.”
Since May 9, The Salvation Army’s mobile canteens have been a familiar site on the front lines.