Denver, CO (June 23, 2013)—As fires continue to erupt across Colorado, The Salvation Army calls in Emergency Disaster Services teams from New Mexico, California, Wyoming and Montana in response to requests for aid in multiple locations around the state. The Salvation Army’s Colorado teams have worked non-stop since the Black Forest Fire began burning nearly two week ago. In just eleven days, these teams have provided nearly 13,000 meals and more than 50,000 snacks and drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of multiple fires.
Salvation Army disaster services personnel continues to provide food, hydration and emotional care to Black Forest Fire evacuees as they return home through the Vollmer Road re-entry point located at School in the Woods. Tomorrow, The Salvation Army will begin feeding operations at the West Fork Fire shelter in Del Norte. Teams remain on standby to provide relief in the East Peak Fire burning near Walsenburg.
Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army meet the immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires, as well as plan for long-term recovery efforts. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 60006 Prescott, AZ 86304 In–kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster 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.
Public Relations & Special Events Director
THE SALVATION ARMY I INTERMOUNTAIN DIVISION
1370 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
Office: 303-860-5460 I Mobile: 702-402-4449
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 .