Salvation Army packs bags for survivors of Wakulla bus crash

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By: Erika Fernandez
July 6, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Many of the victims from Saturday’s deadly bus crash in Wakulla lost everything. But The Salvation Army has teamed up with the American Red Cross and Leon County to help provide the necessities to the surviving victims.

The crash survivors say they were sleeping on the bus when it collided Saturday morning with a semi truck. They woke up to chaos and fire. But now, several days later, they feel overwhelmed by an outpouring of support from the community.

Since the crash, The Salvation Army continues packing bags with new clothes and essentials for the victims, surprising them at the hospital by meeting their needs after this tragic accident.

Lt. Ryan Meo and his staff are trained to respond to disasters like this. He says the passion of their volunteers cannot be understated.

Despite the language barrier, Lt. Meo says the appreciation for the volunteers' generosity has not gone unnoticed.

The Salvation Army has already helped get 11 victims back home to Belle Glade. Right now, they're on standby to help others.

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