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    Salvation Army in Orlando Responds to Nightclub Shooting

    Army provides support after deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. June 13, 2016
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    The Salvation Army's disaster relief team in Orlando, Florida, is providing food and drink to emergency responders dealing with the aftermath of a shooting at Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and another 53 injured.

    Orlando Area Commander Major Ted Morris, who is working with local officials and offering additional support as needed, says: "We were awakened this morning to this tragic news in Orlando. Our local disaster team members immediately reached out to ask how they could help their neighbours. This is why we train, this is why our volunteers serve and today we are here to comfort those impacted across our community. Right now, as we respond with hydration and food, we ask everyone to join us in praying for those families who lost loved ones and those who struggle to recover in hospitals around our area."

    The request for prayer was also reflected by The Salvation Army's international leader, General André Cox, who sent out a message on Twitter and Facebook asking "all Salvationists to pray for the bereaved, the injured, the emergency services and government officials who need to provide leadership."

    Salvation Army units around Florida have been placed on standby to support families and responders as needed. Emotional and spiritual care teams are also ready to support the central Florida community as it comes to terms with the tragedy.

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