Robert Saunders

The South East Division of The Salvation Army Emergency response Team

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The Salvation Army' Covid 19 Community support
Campaign by The Salvation Army (RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359)
Supporting those who are struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Salvation Army's team of emergency response volunteers is well known for supporting people and communities in times of crisis.

In recent years, the south east team have attended major incidents such as the crash on the Isle of Sheppey Bridge and the Yalding Floods as well as providing regular support for Search and Rescue Teams looking for missing persons.

During the pandemic, the emergency response team has travelled throughout Kent and Sussex visiting NHS sites taking along much needed refreshments for health workers.  Last summer, they served over 10,000 bacon rolls to NHS key workers! 

In December, the team took meals to stranded lorry drivers stuck on the M20 motorway.

Over the past month, despite the snow, they have also dropped off refreshments at NHS sites and supplied vaccination centres with drinks and snacks for healthcare staff and volunteers.

Through rain or shine, The Salvation Army's fleet of specially designed iconic red catering vans have been used for decades to respond to emergency incidents and to support those in need and the pandemic response is just the latest way they have been able to help.

Rob Saunders, South East Division Emergency Response Co-ordinator said: “The Salvation Army's emergency response teams are well known for supporting people in times of hardship and are often called on by the emergency services to provide food, drink and support at large incidents. Our amazing volunteers are always pleased to roll up their sleeves to provide support where it is needed.”

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Supporting those who are struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Salvation Army

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RCN 214779 and in Scotland SC009359
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity working in 130 countries worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the world. In the UK and Republic of Ireland this work includes more than 800 Salvation Army social service centres and Community churches. We provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Alongside our work in the UK, The Salvation Army International Projects Office works with communities around the world to support and empower them to defeat poverty and injustice. Our development projects are created and implemented in partnership with communities to enable them to build a better life and future for themselves. The Salvation Army is a Christian Church & registered Charity in England (214779), Wales (214779), Scotland (SC009359) and the Republic of Ireland (CHY6399)

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