During a near 21-hour standoff that carried across Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services were on hand throughout the duration of the standoff to help provide necessary items for law enforcement and emergency personnel.
The Salvation Army van arrived around 9 p.m. Monday and stayed throughout the duration of the standoff. The van provides food and water for those on site.
During these cold temperatures, Salvation Army EDS Manager Alisa Elkins says it's something that's needed.
"We're bringing out a lot of hot items. We're bringing out a lot of coffee and a hot chocolate and our sandwiches that we're bringing out our hot," Elkins said. "We try to keep the temperature in the canteen a little bit warmer, so if the guys do need a place to take a break and get in the warm there more than welcome to sit in there with us."
Elkins says their main priority is to help keep the men and women on site well fed and well hydrated to make sure they're doing the job to best of their ability.
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