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The Salvation Army Responds To Texas Panhandle Fires

The Salvation Army Responds to Texas Panhandle Fires


The Salvation Army Responds To Texas Panhandle Fires

Dallas, TX (May 12, 2014) – “Emergency rescue personnel cannot leave the scene, and that’s where The Salvation Army comes in to give them relief with water, food and a place of rest,” said Major Harvey Johnson of the Amarillo Corps.

In response to an overnight grass fire that rapidly spread in the Texas Panhandle, burning over 2,000 acres, The Salvation Army of Pampa and Amarillo have mobilized their Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) and are providing support to emergency responders and those displaced by the blaze. It has been confirmed that more than 100 houses have been destroyed and upwards of 350 people displaced. The Salvation Army Borger Service Center has also been assisting families affected by the fire, now 75% contained, providing short term shelter at a local hotel.

Breakfast was served this morning to 400 people in Fritch and the mobile kitchens are fully stocked with food and water and will continue to provide assistance throughout the day. Disaster response staff in Plainview are on a call should additional support be necessary.

Major Harvey Johnson added, “We are a mobile emergency unit created to respond to disasters in our local area. The families in the Panhandle are very important to us, our prayers go out to them, and we are here to help!”

Monetary donations to support The Salvation Army Disaster Services can be made by:
• MAIL – please send checks to The Salvation Army, PO Box 36607, Dallas, TX 75235
• PHONE at 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• ONLINE at www.salvationarmytexas.org
For more information about The Salvation Army’s disaster response effort, please go to www.Facebook.com/SalvationArmyTexas, www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, or www.salvationarmytexas.org.

Salvation Army of Redding is Preparing to Deliver 100 Meals

Salvation Army of Redding is Preparing to Deliver 100 Meals

Redding, CA (September 11, 2013)—The Salvation Army of Redding is preparing to deliver 100 meals this evening for any evacuated families at the Ono-Igo Community Church (6287 Placer Street in Igo) and emergency personnel responding to the Clover Fire.

Since the start of the wildfire, The Salvation Army has provided 545 meals, 1,010 snacks and 1,970 hydration items (water and electrolyte beverages). Salvation Army staff has also provided case management for three families in need of short-term assistance.

The Salvation Army is currently accepting monetary donations for short-term and long-term assistance. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to support the local disaster relief operations. To give, please visit www.gosalarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Donations by mail may be designated “Clover Fire” and sent to: The Salvation Army 2691 Larkspur Lane Redding, CA 96002.

Salvation Army of Redding is Preparing to Deliver 100 Meals

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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 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 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”).