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Evergreen, Co The Salvation Army Continues to Support Bluebell Fire’s First Responders

The Salvation Army Continues to Support Bluebell Fire’s First Responders
Provides meals, snack and hydration throughout the day.

Evergreen, CO (June 4, 2013)— The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team continues to provide meals and hydration to first responders of Evergreen’s Bluebell Fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. The volunteer team responded to a request from Jefferson County to serve dinner to approximately 150 firefighters last night after the first, long day of battling Bluebell’s flames.
The volunteer crew continued its service providing 70 breakfast meals and 170 lunches to firefighters today from their mobile canteen. Additional Emergency Disaster Services teams from The Salvation Army are on standby and prepared to assist when called.

The Salvation Army is so grateful for partners that enable our crews to continue caring for the needs of the Bluebell Fire first responders. We are distributing bottled water donated by Evergreen’s WalMart and Home Depot locations and will feed Jefferson County firefighters dinner this evening provided by Subway locations in Evergreen and Conifer.

Monetary donations are the best way to help us meet the immediate needs of first responders to this wildfire.

Donors are encouraged to give online at www.imsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designating your gift to the Bluebell Fire.

Checks may be made out to:
The Salvation Army
POBox 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304
Please designate “Bluebell Fire” on all checks.

In-kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the wildfire area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

About Salvation Army Texas

The Salvation Army in Texas serves more than 919,500 people and families a year through its 84 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 9,612 hot meals and shelters 2,885 people. For more information please visit our website at www.salvationarmytexas.org or contact your local Salvation Army.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org .


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