Local groups come together to assist [UPDATED]Published 9:34am Monday, July 8, 2013 Updated 11:36am Monday, July 8, 2013
The Red Kettle money was hard at work Sunday night as employees and volunteers of the Salvation Army handed out snacks and beverages to emergency personnel fighting the fire downtown Fergus Falls until the sun came up Monday morning.
“They called us at 11 p.m., and we got here at 11:30,” Salvation Army Lt. Linda McCormick said.
The organization made more than 100 sandwiches for firefighters and others working to put out the blaze. Water, Gatorade, granola bars and crackers also were provided.
While the Salvation Army focused on emergency personnel, the Red Cross helped victims.
“We ended up providing food, shelter and clothing for three families and a total of four people,” said Red Cross Business Account Executive Marcia Johnson.
The Red Cross will meet with firefighters today to determine if further services will be needed, Johnson said.