Emergency workers well fed thanks to charity volunteers
SALVATION Army volunteers have worked more than 750 hours, served more than 4,000 drinks, fed 60 people a day and distributed 600 Mars bars in their work at the Bosley explosion site.
An emergency vehicle was sent from the charity when the blast happened to support emergency crews and volunteers have been there every day since.
They serve three meals a day and are available to talk to fire crews and rescue teams who continue to search the devastated site.
The Christian organisation has provided around 750 man hours, with shifts of four hours and two or three people. Teams arrive at 4.30am and leave at 10.30pm but are also available to respond to other incidents.
Sue Stevens, 65, from Macclesfield Salvation Army, said: “It’s been a tough incident, knowing that people have lost their lives.
Most of us volunteer because we want to help someone and give back to our community.
“We’ve worked hard to do that for the families of those who died and to bring some small support to our emergency responders as they searched the site and tackled the blaze.
“If by serving a meal or offering a cup of tea helps just one person, we’ve played our part.”
●● Salvation Army volunteers serve food to emergency workers at the site