Stratford resident, Salvation Army officer to be deployed to Puerto Rico for earthquake relief

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WTNH) — Major Kathy Longcoy, a Stratford resident and an officer at The Salvation Army in Bridgeport will be deployed to Puerto Rico as part of a 4-person team of Emotional & Spiritual Care workers from The Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory.

Major Longcoy will provide emotional and spiritual care to residents, relief workers and emergency personnel who have been affected by the recent and continuing earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

“It’s a privilege to come alongside and assist survivors in the aftermath of this tragedy and to be there for them,” Longcoy said. “There’s nothing I’d rather do. It is truly grass-roots ministry.”

Last week, Chris Farrand, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for CT, RI & MA, deployed to Puerto Rico as part of an assessment team to survey the needs of earthquake survivors. Farrand is a Massachusetts resident.

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