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Salvation Army Remembers September 11
Wauwatosa, WI (September 10, 2012) On
September 11, 2001, a
series of coordinated terrorist attacks on passenger airliners left thousands
dead and hundreds of thousands more in need. The Salvation Army was
closely involved with the recovery process for survivors of New York,
Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. following the tragic events of 9/11.
The Salvation Army was one of the first relief organizations to arrive on
screen at “Ground Zero” and provided extensive support for relief
workers and volunteers. The Army continued to support recovery
efforts throughout the months-long clean up process. In the months and
years that followed, The Salvation Army assisted thousands of people impacted
by the September 11 attacks with practical assistance as well as spiritual and
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with
the families who lost loved ones and friends on that tragic day,” said
Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
number of Salvation Army personnel took photographs during their assignment at
“Ground Zero”, those photos have been collected and can now be
viewed at www.SAmilwaukee.org through a pictorial display.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in
1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for
129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance
from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services
that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims,
assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and
shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Approximately 84 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services
in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org