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Ohio Salvation Army Expands Aid Efforts Following East Palestine Chemical Spill

The Salvation Army said on Wednesday, March 1, that it planned to extend its aid distribution in Ohio’s Columbiana County as the investigation continued into a chemical spill caused by a train derailment in the area.

Mandy Hoover, development and public relations manager for the Salvation Army’s Northeast Ohio region, told Storyful that the organization would continue providing food, spiritual care, and other assistance to families impacted by the event.

Speaking to local media, Major Stephanie Larrick, Salvation Army commanding corps officer in East Liverpool, said residents from the towns of East Liverpool, Wellsville and Calcutta feared that recent rain could spread contaminants to local water supplies.

“As a result, our corps will offer daily water case distributions to serve residents in these affected areas,” Larrick said.

The Salvation Army released this footage and said it shows staff and volunteers stocking supplies at its base in Salem and unloading them in East Palestine between February 10 and March 1. Credit: Salvation Army Northeast Ohio via Storyful

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