Denver, CO (June 13, 2013)—Yesterday, The Salvation Army provided 4,000 meals and 13,000 additional food and hydration items in response to requests for relief aid in multiple fires across Colorado. 200 Salvation Army volunteer hours were logged across wildfires.
Volunteer teams and Salvation Army canteens are still on site helping in the following fires:
- Black Forest Fire
US Foods in coordination with hickory House Restaurant will be providing 300 lunches and dinners for evacuated Boy Scouts and residents at the Elbert County Fairgrounds shelter. The Salvation Army will be on hand to provide support, additional food and hydration items and manpower.
- Teams from Colorado Springs and the Denver Metro area are providing food and hydration to first responders and evacuees at Pine Creek High School and the Falcon Colorado Springs Police Substation.
- The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team from Casper, WY is en route to aid relief efforts at the Falcon Substation.
- Klinkus Fire
Today, The Salvation Army will provide lunch for 45 first responders fighting the Klinkus Fire in La Veta, CO.
- Royal Gorge Fire
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams are on standby to aid as necessary in the Royal Gorge Fire near Canon City.
The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. Monetary donations help us meet the immediate needs of first responders and evacuees. To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.”
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, Denver, CO
Office: (303) 860-5460 Cell: (720) 402-4449
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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 .