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Salvation Army to be open during blackout from storm

Published October 29. 2012 05:05PM

In case of a power outage, members and volunteers of the Tamaqua Salvation Army will be offering meals, activities and entertainment at the center to anyone affected or not affected by the storm. Tamaqua Salvation Army Major Sharon Whispell stated that all families or individuals, even ones who still have power, are welcome.

She also encourages volunteers and family-friendly entertainers to stop by and help. She added that the center is not a live-in shelter or place to sleep. "We will stay open 24/7 during any power outage," added Whispell. "Our center is a safe and comforting place to be during any possible power outage." The center runs off a backup generator.

Whispell also said that people who require electricity for medical reasons are welcome to stop. Volunteers encourage everyone to look out for their neighbors, by driving them to the center, 105 West Broad St. For more information, call (570) 668-0410 or 668-1234.

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