Salvation Army Made It WorkRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 01 2018 9:30 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: It was 7:49 AM when Houston County Sheriff 911 dispatched multiple volunteer fire agencies to Cecil Varnum Road to a structure fire, fully engulfed.
On arrival of Dothan - Houston County Emergency Management the Hodgesville Volunteer Fire Chief asked for a resource of rehab for fireman in order to keep them warm.
Dothan - Houston County Emergency Manamagement immediately contacted the Dothan Office of the Salvation Army. The Corps Officer, Captain Chris Bryant was called at 8:14 AM and by 8:55 AM was on the scene with coffee brewing. Shortly behind him on the full cooking unit was Lamar Applin, Volunteer with Salvation Army.
It was quickly identified that in addition to coffee and hot chocoholic food was needed. Captain Bryant quickly ordered 50 sausage biscuits and had them on the scene shortly.
Some 30 to 40 volunteer fireman from Hodgesville, Lovetown, Cottonwood and Madrid along with Sheriff Department, Dothan - Houston County Emergency Management, and Pilcher Ambulance were on the scene. Family of the homeowners were also on the scene.
Both Bryant and Aylin remained on the scene providing the rehab for those giving their time and services.
During IRMA, it was the Salvation Army that stepped up to the plate and helped the community in the time of need.
Should anyone wish to donate and help Salvation Army help others - the address is 1007 S. Bell Street - Post Office Box 1346 - Dothan, Al. 36302. The office number is 334-792-1911 and FAX 334-794-4208.
Give local so the local chapter can help the local people. Bryant and the Salvation Army helps when crisis strikes. They help when people‘s homes are destroyed and a place is needed to stay and immediate needs. And like this morning, one telephone call and they were in swift action.