The Salvation Army Western PA Emergency Disaster Services to Feed Families Impacted by 9/11 Attacks in Somerset County

Sep 13, 2021 | by Stephanie Rex

SOMERSET, PA (September 9, 2021) – We were there then, and we are here now. Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks on our country and here in Somerset County, The Salvation Army Western PA Division will remember the victims and honor their memories by serving their families with meals, kindness, and comfort.

During this weekend’s 20th observance of September 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial hosted by National Park Service, The Salvation Army Western PA Division’s Emergency Disaster Services will offer:

  • Hydration stations with three canteen trucks present for all memorial visitors, Friday through Sunday.
  • Snacks, drinks, and refreshments within the private tent for families of the Flight 93 victims.
  • A sit-down hot dinner with individually wrapped cookies for families of the Flight 93 victims.
  • Grab-and-go boxed meals for families of the Flight 93 victims and the U.S. Navy band.

Emergency Disaster Services staff and Salvation Army officers will be present before, during, and after 9/11 Memorial Services taking place this weekend, offering comfort, prayer, and food for those visiting to pay their respects. 

The Salvation Army Western PA Division will offer support through the weekend with volunteers, officers, and staff from Monessen, Somerset, and Delmont.

“The Salvation Army Western PA Division served on the frontlines of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and we continue our service during this somber recognition of that tragic day 20 years later, doing what we can to continue to foster healing and comfort to the families of the victims of Flight 93,” said Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander, Western PA. “Our Emergency Disaster Services personnel and volunteers aim to serve the body, mind, and spirit during the most challenging of times, and it is a blessing to serve comfort and peace to the families impacted by the tragic events of this day.”


Click here for a video looking back on The Salvation Army’s service to those in need during the 9/11 attacks.

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to  The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.


Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

Email  |  Office: (412) 446-1642  |  Cell: (412) 463-2942

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