Salvation Army responds to wildfire victims

The Lethbridge Salvation Army is currently on stand-by to aid with wildfire relief. The team did some emergency exercises with Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge & Area Search and Rescue over the weekend to prepare. Meanwhile, other chapters of the Salvation Army are deploying teams to the hardest hit wildfire areas in Alberta.
Major Ben Lippers says they have a team in High Prairie feeding 500 people at four different hotel locations, as well as a team on stand-by at Fort McMurray, adding that with the flames jumping the highway the plan changes constantly.  He says many people in the fire torn area are coming in with absolutely no means to get food, shelter or clothing.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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