The Salvation Army is doing its part to help those stranded by the closure of the Bay d’Espoir highway.
The group has served over 170 people and says it is working with other community groups to provide food, water and support to those stranded as wildfires continue to spread along the highway.
The Grand Falls-Windsor Emergency Disaster Services team has been on the ground at the Bay d’Espoir Freeway serving meals to passengers waiting to cross due to the wildfires. More than 170 meals have been provided, where water and snacks are served as needed. pic.twitter.com/emkxUKyB26
— Salvation Army Newfoundland and Labrador (@SalArmyNL) August 5, 2022
The Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls and Botwood Lions Clubs are also pitching in to provide a rest stop for those stranded by the closure.