Salvation Army Chaplains Provide Emotional, Spiritual Care Following Molson Coors Shooting
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MILWAUKEE COUNTY - Chaplains with The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County are providing emotional and spiritual care to the first responders and Molson Coors workers after a shooting with multiple deaths on Wednesday.
Four chaplains were called to the scene by the Milwaukee Police Department around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
"Since Wednesday afternoon, Salvation Army chaplains, led by Pastor Alexis Twito, have been at the scene," said Major Steve Woodard, Milwaukee County Coordinator. "They are providing comfort, prayer, a listening ear, and a loving and calm presence."
In addition to the emotional and spiritual support, The Salvation Army brought in a canteen (mobile feeding truck) to provide a hot meal and coffee for the investigators who were working the scene in the cold weather.
The chaplains are among many organizations providing needed support to in this difficult time. They will continue to support the police and community members until the need is met.
If anyone is interested in becoming a Salvation Army chaplain, training is being offered on March 21 and 22. Click here for details.
About The Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program:
The Chaplaincy Program is a partnership between The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Police Department. The chaplains are called to critical incidents when police determine emotional and spiritual care is needed, including: homicides, drug overdoses, house fires, fatal accidents and suicides.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.