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The Salvation Army Needs Your Help To Help Others Recovering From Black Forest Wildfires

Denver, CO (June 19, 2013)—Last week, The Salvation Army provided over 1,000 volunteer hours, 25,000 meals and snacks and 27,000 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of the Black Forest Fire. Emergency Disaster Services teams continue to aid those impacted by the fire as they begin returning to the area.

As evacuees begin returning to the area, the need for assistance remains heavy. The Salvation Army will be there for those who have lost more than 500 homes. Already, we have given $50,000 to survivors for immediate needs.

Now, we need your help to support those rebuilding from the ground up.

Recovery efforts to counter the Black Forest Fire’s extensive devastation will be long-term, and The Salvation Army plans to be present as long as there is need; however, we cannot do this without the community’s support.

Still today, The Salvation Army continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires. Though this recovery continues, our expenses have far exceeded donations received for these efforts.

Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the long recovery ahead. 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*A one time donation of ($10) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. By participating you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to (80888) to stop; Text HELP to (80888) for help.

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Salvation Army Continues Black Forest Fire Relief Efforts

Salvation Army Continues Black Forest Fire Relief Efforts

Firefighters and residents of Colorado Springs welcomed rain on Sunday that assisted with efforts to combat the area’s Black Forest Fire which has been blazing since June 11. The fire, which has destroyed 14,280 acres and 484 homes, was reported as 65% contained on Sunday.

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) crews remain on site providing food, hydration and additional assistance to those impacted by this disaster. An EDS team from Casper, WY continues to assist firefighters at the Black Forest Fire Station #1 with food and drinks. Other feeding services such as this continue at the Emergency Operations Center, the Penrose Event Center and the Kit Carson Stables.

Salvation Army Continues Black Forest Fire Relief Efforts

Salvation Army Continues Black Forest Fire Relief Efforts

With the help of other organizations, The Salvation Army is also providing a wide range of assistance, including emotional and spiritual care, at the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) located at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd. in Colorado Springs between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The organization’s disaster services advantage is its size and scope. The Salvation Army can be found serving in most communities even before disaster strikes, which makes mobilizing, serving and providing long-term relief that much more efficient.

Still assisting impacted residents of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, The Salvation Army is coordinating with various agencies to discuss plans for Black Forest Fire recovery efforts in the months ahead and will continue to serve Coloradans in crisis so long as we are needed.

To donate, please visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires”. Visit The Salvation Army Intermountain Division’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/imsalvationarmy.

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The Salvation Army Calls In Reinforcements From Casper

Colorado Springs, CO (June 13, 2013 7:00 pm)—The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team from Casper, WY arrived on site providing food and hydration to the Colorado Springs Police Department as they assist in the Black Forest Fire. The five member team spent close to two hours trapped in gridlock traffic during the 30 mile stretch between Larkspur and Colorado Springs, CO.

The Casper disaster response personnel drove 350 miles in a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit in response to a request for additional relief reinforcements.

This top-notch team is often called to serve outside their local area and was even invited to provide relief for the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation during a wildfire that erupted last summer. On their last day of service, the team received a rare honor by the tribe’s chief— an arrowhead from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

The Casper Emergency Disaster Services team joins current volunteer teams from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and the Denver Metro area on site helping in the following fires:

 

Black Forest Fire

  • Disaster response personnel are providing food, hydration and other assistance at the Palmer Ridge High School shelter, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Falcon Colorado Springs Police Substation.
  • Fort Collins disaster response personnel provided 725 meals and 600 additional food items to evacuees located at the Elbert County Fairgrounds today. The team will feed the remaining evacuees and 135 Boy Scouts dinner this evening and breakfast tomorrow morning.

 

Klinkus Fire

Today, The Salvation Army provided 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 would like to thank partners who allow us to continue providing relief to those affected by the Colorado Fires. Today, King Soopers locations began collecting funds to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts. The stores will place collection bins at registers and invite customers to give. Additionally, US Foods in coordination with Hickory House Restaurant has donated meals and other food items provided at the Elbert County Fairgrounds.

 

Donations:
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.

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Ride The Rockies Crosses The Finish Line, Rallies Community Members’ Support

Denver, CO (June 14, 2013)—Tomorrow, 2,000 cyclists will triumphantly breeze past the finish line after their week-long Ride the Rockies trek. Their arrival at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs is an incredibly energized event expected to draw quite the crowd. And this year, the celebration will be coupled with an opportunity to rally community members around those impacted by the Black Forest Fire.

During the afternoon celebration, the event’s host, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, will honor The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts with a special gift designated to aid in the Colorado fires. The gift will be received onstage by Salvation Army Captains Tom Stambaugh and Eric Wilkerson, who are working tirelessly to provide food, hydration and additional aid to those impacted by the wildfire.

The 3,000 community members present will also be invited to donate their time and resources to The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Care and Share. Since the Black Forest Fire erupted Tuesday, these organizations have continually provided food, hydration, shelter and additional support to first responders and evacuees.

WHAT: The closing celebration of Ride the Rockies will garner community support for those impacted by the Black Forest Fire and will honor organizations including The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Care and Share.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013
1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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The Salvation Army Serves 4,000 Meals, 13,000 Additional Food & Hydration Items

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.

Donations:
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

Courtney Culpepper
Public Relations & Special Events Director
The Salvation Army, Denver, CO
Office: (303) 860-5460 Cell: (720) 402-4449
Email: Courtney.Culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org