Truck donated by FedEx helps Salvation Army comfort responders to San Francisco blaze

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One of the mobile kitchens donated by FedEx at the 2012 dedication event in San Francisco.

This post was originally featured on The Salvation Army Western Territory’s blog, Expect Change and was contributed by Kathy Lovin of The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Earlier this week there was a massive structure fire in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco.

Two teams of Salvation Army Emergency Disaster pros and volunteers were deployed immediately in mobile kitchens – about the size of a standard parcel delivery truck – to serve food, beverages and moral support to the 400 firefighters on hand and those evacuated from their apartments.

The director of our Emergency and Disaster Services department in San Francisco is John McKnight. After the fire was out and the mobile kitchens were called back to home base, he penned a thank you letter to our friends at FedEx for their generous donation.

You see, there’s a reason our mobile kitchens are about the size of a standard parcel delivery truck: FedEx, one of America’s favorite parcel delivery companies, has donated 15 brand-new trucks to The Salvation Army in the last several years.

And boy, are we grateful!

Here’s John McKnight’s personal thank you note to the good people at FedEx.

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