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The Salvation Army Responds To Texas Panhandle Fires

The Salvation Army Responds to Texas Panhandle Fires


The Salvation Army Responds To Texas Panhandle Fires

Dallas, TX (May 12, 2014) – “Emergency rescue personnel cannot leave the scene, and that’s where The Salvation Army comes in to give them relief with water, food and a place of rest,” said Major Harvey Johnson of the Amarillo Corps.

In response to an overnight grass fire that rapidly spread in the Texas Panhandle, burning over 2,000 acres, The Salvation Army of Pampa and Amarillo have mobilized their Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) and are providing support to emergency responders and those displaced by the blaze. It has been confirmed that more than 100 houses have been destroyed and upwards of 350 people displaced. The Salvation Army Borger Service Center has also been assisting families affected by the fire, now 75% contained, providing short term shelter at a local hotel.

Breakfast was served this morning to 400 people in Fritch and the mobile kitchens are fully stocked with food and water and will continue to provide assistance throughout the day. Disaster response staff in Plainview are on a call should additional support be necessary.

Major Harvey Johnson added, “We are a mobile emergency unit created to respond to disasters in our local area. The families in the Panhandle are very important to us, our prayers go out to them, and we are here to help!”

Monetary donations to support The Salvation Army Disaster Services can be made by:
• MAIL – please send checks to The Salvation Army, PO Box 36607, Dallas, TX 75235
• PHONE at 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• ONLINE at www.salvationarmytexas.org
For more information about The Salvation Army’s disaster response effort, please go to www.Facebook.com/SalvationArmyTexas, www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, or www.salvationarmytexas.org.

Salvation Army of Redding is Preparing to Deliver 100 Meals

Salvation Army of Redding is Preparing to Deliver 100 Meals

Redding, CA (September 11, 2013)—The Salvation Army of Redding is preparing to deliver 100 meals this evening for any evacuated families at the Ono-Igo Community Church (6287 Placer Street in Igo) and emergency personnel responding to the Clover Fire.

Since the start of the wildfire, The Salvation Army has provided 545 meals, 1,010 snacks and 1,970 hydration items (water and electrolyte beverages). Salvation Army staff has also provided case management for three families in need of short-term assistance.

The Salvation Army is currently accepting monetary donations for short-term and long-term assistance. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to support the local disaster relief operations. To give, please visit www.gosalarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Donations by mail may be designated “Clover Fire” and sent to: The Salvation Army 2691 Larkspur Lane Redding, CA 96002.

Salvation Army of Redding is Preparing to Deliver 100 Meals