The Salvation Army Responding To New Iberia Chemical Fire

Lafayette,LA — The Salvation Army is on the ground of a major chemical fire in New Iberia, Louisiana offering physical, emotional, and spiritual care to residents and first responders.

Early Tuesday evening the Multi-Chem plant in New Iberia, La reported a massive explosion that could be seen for several miles.

Captain August Pillsbury of The Salvation Army in Lafayette immediately deployed a mobile feeding unit and two additional vehicles to provide feeding support at the command post and surrounding neighborhoods without power due to the fire.

Financial donations are needed and can be made to The Salvation Army at or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army (725-2769).