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Tuesday July 7th, 2015

Posted at 9:58pm

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The Salvation Army locally is sending assistance to the Army in Saskatchewan to help with the ongoing wild fires situations.

The Ontario Great Lakes Division’s Director of Emergency & Disaster Services, Perron Goodyear, is being deployed early on Wednesday, July 8th to assist with leadership of the relief efforts.

Goodyear, who is also a member of the Territorial (National) Crisis Support Team for the Army, has vast experience in emergency response including two weeks in Galveston, Texas following Hurricane Ike in 2008, being in charge of The Salvation Army response following the Goderich Tornado in 2011 and, more recently, was Operations & Logistics Chief for the Southern Alberta Flood response in 2013. “While we never want these types of disasters to happen, it is an honour and privilege to be able to assist in any way we can”, says Goodyear. “Our goal is to try and mitigate the effects of this disaster on the local people”.

The Salvation Army has been providing food and hydration as well as emotional and spiritual support to those displaced by the fires. In addition clothing is being provided to those who require it.

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