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Out-Of-State Salvation Army Disaster Teams Arrive To Aid In Colorado Fires

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.

Courtney Culpepper
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
Email: Courtney.Culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*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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The Salvation Army Feeds First Responders In Lime Gulch Fire

Denver, CO (June 20, 2013)—The Salvation Army has responded to a request for aid in the Lime Gulch Fire that erupted yesterday evening. Disaster service personnel from The Salvation Army’s Denver Metro team provided breakfast to 150 first responders and law enforcement personnel this morning and expect numbers to rise to nearly 325 this evening.

The Salvation Army continues to aid evacuees returning to the area impacted by the Black Forest Fire. Emergency Disaster Services teams from Colorado Springs and Casper, WY provided over 8,000 food and hydration items yesterday to evacuees moving through re-entry zones and remain at these locations today.

The Salvation Army remains available to provide additional assistance to residents at the Disaster Assistance Center located at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, CO 80907. 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. Still today, The Salvation Army continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.

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.

Courtney Culpepper
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
Email: Courtney.Culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*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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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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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

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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.

Assistance Continues For Those Impacted By Waldo Canyon Fire

Colorado Springs, CO (July 7, 2012)—The Salvation Army continues to offer aid to the several hundred individuals affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire, which has been burning West of Colorado Springs since June 23. Three teams of volunteers are assisting to meet the immediate and short-term needs of fire survivors, while also addressing the needs of emergency personnel as they finish fighting the flames and prepare for possible rain-related flooding.

One Salvation Army mobile feeding unit is stationed near the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, offering fresh meals, drinks and aid to both fire evacuees and emergency personnel assisting with fire combat and relief. In addition, this team will serve and assist 150 National Guard members assembling sandbags in preparation of possible flooding that could result from the heavy rain that is due to reach Colorado Springs today. The Salvation Army is also staging teams and supplies in preparation for possible flooding and mudslides that could occur the areas burned by the recent fire.

A second mobile team will roam key neighborhoods where evacuees are now allowed to return, offering cold drinks, snacks, as well as care and assistance to those affected families. Trained Emotional and Spiritual Care volunteers are a part of the team, offering care and counseling as requested by survivors.

Waldo Canyon Fire DRC – 7/6/12

Two friendly Salvation Army volunteers are on hand at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to help meet the needs of those affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, CO.

The Salvation Army is also working in cooperation with El Paso County and multiple non-profit and governmental agencies to offer assistance to all residents impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire at a designated Disaster Response Center (DRC). Volunteers from the Salvation Army’s Colorado Springs Social Services Department are providing financial assistance, hygiene kits and other items to those individuals who seek assistance at the center. In addition, Salvation Army personnel are assessing other immediate and long-term needs for each family, which The Salvation Army’s Family Services Department can continue to meet after the DRC closes. Over the past four days, roughly 250 families have been assisted at the DRC.

Since June 24, when The Salvation Army began responding to the Waldo Canyon Fire, 16,894 meals, 20,685 snacks and 44,011 bottles of water have been distributed to a mix of fire survivors, first responders, emergency and military teams, FEMA response teams, and utility workers.

As immediate relief transitions into long-term recovery, The Salvation Army is preparing to serve not only those whose homes were damaged in the fire, but also those whose place of employment has been affected by the fire, resulting in an inability to conduct work and even layoffs.

Donations:

The best way to help fire survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. There are a variety of ways public can support The Salvation Army’s wildfire disaster relief efforts:

• Online: Visit www.imsalvationarmy.org
• Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Designate gift “Disaster Relief” or ”Wildfires”
• Mail: Designate “Disaster Relief” or “Wildfires” on check/money order, mail to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 2369
Denver, CO 80201-2369

At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store: more information at www.SATruck.com or 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the public for their continued support.

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 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. For more information, go to www.imsalvationarmy.org.

The Salvation Army Responds to Waldo Canyon Fire

Colorado Springs, CO (June 24, 2012) – In response to the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs on June 23, 2012, The Salvation Army is assessing the needs of disaster survivors and The Salvation Army’s ability to respond to those needs – both immediately and for the longer term.

At the Cheyenne Mountain High School evacuee shelter, The Salvation Army’s local Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) unit is providing for survivors’ immediate needs, such as food, water, comfort, and counseling. At this time, The Salvation Army is preparing breakfast for 250 evacuees.

An appeal is being made for financial assistance to fund the relief work in Colorado Springs. Those who wish to support The Salvation Army’s disaster response may do so by sending a check earmarked “Disaster Relief” to their local Salvation Army office, or by donating online at www.imsalvationarmy.org, or by making a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

The Salvation Army Continues Providing Services to Evacuees from High Park Fire

Larimer County, CO (June 11, 2012) – As the High Park Fire continues to burn, The Salvation Army continues to provide services to the evacuees of the High Park Fire. Earlier today, our feeding operations have moved to the new evacuee shelter in the McKee Building at the Ranch in Loveland.

Additional volunteers and resources have been sent from Metro Denver to assistance the current crew. This evening, the Old Chicago Pizza Foundation will be assisting in our feeding by providing 150 meals for us to hand out at the evacuee shelter.

We are currently serving more than 300 meals a day. In addition, we are providing 24/7 hydration and food services to anyone in need. We will stay on site and continue to offer support for as long as we are needed.

The Salvation Army is truly thankful for the outpouring of support from the community as we continue to meet the needs of the evacuees of the High Park Fire.

At this time we would like to let the community know that if you would like to help those affected by the High Park Fire, the best way to help is to make a financial contribution.

Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

Credit card donations can be made online at www.imsalvationarmy.org
Phone Donations: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Donations by Mail: 1370 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
We ask that checks be made payable to “The Salvation Army” and clearly marked “disaster relief” or labeled with the name of the disaster response you are supporting (e.g. “High Park Fire”).