PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Following Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City, the Salvation Army has released a statement expressing its condolences.
The statement reads:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life of the six individuals who perished in the wake of yesterday’s building collapse. The passing of these individuals, including two of our employees, will be felt across our entire organization and throughout the community. We will continue to pray for their families during this time, and for all of those affected. The Salvation Army has been in contact with the families to offer emotional and spiritual support, and is working closely with the Philadelphia Police, Fire and Office of Emergency Management during this critical response to offer assistance in any way we can. We thank the first responders for their efforts in this tragedy, and we do not have any further information to provide as families are asking for privacy at this time.”
-Lt. Col. Timothy Raines, The Salvation Army
Several of the victims who died during the collapse were either working or shopping in the Salvation Army Thrift Store.