Released 29 October 2012
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Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Director Deployed to D.C. in Response to Hurricane Sandy
Wauwatosa, WI (Sunday, October 29, 2012) Terri Leece, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in Wisconsin & Upper Michigan has been deployed to Washington D.C. in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. Leece is part of the federal government’s Mass Care Team in the National Response Coordinating Center (NRCC). Leece arrived in D.C. on the afternoon of Sunday, October 29 and will serve as the NRCC federal liaison.
Hurricane Sandy is forecast to hit along the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, October 30 at 8:00 a.m. and last for 36 hours.
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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 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. Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.