The Salvation Army Responds to Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash
The Salvation Army is providing aid and support to survivors, responders and affected families from Saturday morning’s crash-landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, which claimed the lives two people and injured nearly 200 others.
The Boeing 777 jetliner carried 307 passengers from Seoul, South Korea.
Two teams of bilingual officers and volunteers were deployed within hours of the crash at the request of SFO authorities to assist with Korean-language translation to airline and government officials. Support was given on-site and at local hospitals where injured passengers are being treated.
In addition, the response team provided emotional counseling, shoes and blankets to shaken crash survivors and affected family members.
As of Sunday, The Salvation Army is still on site at SFO, with a new team to serve as lead on providing Chinese language translation support to responders and airline officials.
We will continue to work closely with local and federal authorities to support the basic needs of the crash survivors. Additional support staff remain on standby to assist if survivor needs increase.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy.
The Salvation Army is not requesting donations of material goods to support this effort but is always needed by Salvation Army Family Stores to support their work in the local community. Find out more at www.satruck.com.
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