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    New Salvation Army Trailer Increases Service To Firefighters

    The Salvation Army Corps of San Bernardino and other corps in the Inland Empire assist during disasters by providing meals to firefighters and other personnel working on the front lines. They will be able to do so more effectively the next time disaster strikes, because of a new trailer donated to the San Bernardino Corps by Salvation Army Team Emergency Services Radio Network member Tony Stephen. Photo by Tony Stephen

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) A new eight-foot trailer will help the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps when it needs to provide one of its least used but most critical community services.
    The trailer is specifically for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Services Division, which provides water, snacks and light meals to firefighters and other emergency service workers in the event of a disaster.
    “It is a beautiful trailer with its own generator and three Easy-Up canopies,” said Corps Officer Capt. Stephen Ball. “We will be able to take the trailer to disaster areas, and set up a lighted patio area, where we will be able to serve during a disaster.”
    The Salvation Army also assists residents in disaster areas to communicate with their families, through its Salvation Army Team Emergency Response Network, also known as SATERN. Tony Stephen, a member of SATERN, donated the trailer to the Salvation Army during SATERN’s annual seminar, held Jan. 29, 2011.
    “This will help the Salvation Army in its mission of helping those who are in need,” Tony Stephen said. “As a long-time supporter of the Salvation Army and emergency services volunteer, it is an honor for me to be able to help in this way.”
    The Emergency Services Division will use the trailer along with its mobile canteen, a 30-foot RV that is often put into use when firefighters are at a location for more than one day at a time. These are typically during large wildfires in the mountains above San Bernardino and Highland.
    For help or more information call (909) 888-1336.
    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
    The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Radio Network assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.
    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.


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