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Apr16TueOfficers and volunteers react quickly to help marathon participants and spectators. April 16, 2013
The Salvation Army provided support to survivors and first responders in Boston, Massachusetts, after two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday. The blasts caused three deaths and injured more than 140 runners and spectators, police and hospital officials say.
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Salvation Army officers and volunteers were at the scene with two canteens (mobile kitchens) to provide spiritual and emotional support; one to the staging area for emergency responders, and one where families were gathering. In addition to food and beverage services, officers who are trained in crisis counselling were at the relevant locations to provide emotional and spiritual care.
The Salvation Army is in constant communication with city and state emergency personnel, and will continue to provide support as needed and requested.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and all who were impacted by the explosions.