Sheller’s Give $1M to New Salvation Army Disaster Command Center
Stephen and Sandra Sheller were honored July 13, 2018 at the Salvation Army’s “Celebration of Philanthropy” event announcing the new Stephen and Sandy Sheller Emergency Disaster Service Command Center. The command center was made possible by a $1M donation by the Shellers.
The new command center will help the Salvation Army respond faster and more efficiently to over 400 incidents each year by the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware division. The Salvation Army provides food, shelter, clothing, and emotional and spiritual support before, after and during natural and manmade disasters. Recent years have seen an increase in the number and intensity of these disasters.
“When we think about an area of great impact and necessity where the Salvation Army is always on the front lines, disaster relief comes to mind. Especially in recent times– from 9/11 to the recent major hurricanes and even events such as major fires in our backyard.” Sandra Sheller, The Sheller Family Foundation.
“Knowing that for many of these disasters our local team has been the first responders and first on the scene serving and brining hope to approximately 1.2 million people yearly, we can think of no better area within the army to support,” she continued.