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Salvation Army to continue military plane crash service throughout investigation

The Salvation Army has provided 1,773 meals, 2,800 drinks, 575 snacks and prayed with six individuals since arriving at the scene.

By Jon Kalahar –

Military personnel receive lunch from The Salvation Army’s mobile canteen.

The Salvation Army, Greenwood (Mississippi) Corps will continue serving military personnel and law enforcement in the ongoing military plane crash investigation and recovery operation in LeFlore County.

“The Marines are still here, law enforcement is still here, so The Salvation Army will be here as long as there is [a] need,” said Greenwood Corps Officer Lt. Jamaal Ellis.

The Salvation Army began feeding emergency responders on July 11. Over the weekend, the Emergency Disaster Services team provided breakfast and lunch while local churches provided dinner. The Salvation Army also deployed the mobile canteen to serve snacks and provide hydration to personnel at the crash site.

Officers, volunteers and employees have worked onsite for 174 hours over the course of six days. The Salvation Army has provided 1,773 meals, 2,800 drinks, 575 snacks and prayed with six individuals since arriving at the scene.

“We are working with the area Southern Baptist Association, Mississippi Valley State University and several churches,” Ellis said. “This is just a bunch of folks coming together to help our military, our emergency responders and our law enforcement as they work in the extreme heat.”

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