Teams provide food and drink at explosion site

published on 5 May 2021

Salvation Army church leaders and volunteers have been helping people in Ashford, Kent after an explosion destroyed two houses yesterday. 

Major Bramwell Hayes and Captain Rhonda Hayes from Ashford Salvation Army delivered refreshments to the local authority rest centre set up at St Mary’s Church, Willesborough for nearby residents evacuated from their homes.  

Inside the Incident Response Vehicle at the site of an explosion in Ashford, Kent
Salvation Army officers and volunteers supported emergency services at scene of explosion in Ashford, Kent.

Our South East Division Emergency Response Team continue to support emergency first responders at the incident site. 

Volunteers have attended with our Incident Response Van offering hot and cold drinks and snacks for those working to make the area safe. 

A man speaking to a Salvation Army officer at one of our centres

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