Destruction from the Waldo Canyon fire, photo by Laine Hendricks

Destruction from the Waldo Canyon fire, photo by Laine Hendricks

Salvation Army staffers from our San Francisco office, Laine Hendricks and Claire Dunmore took these great photos of Territorial Commander Jim Knaggs and Divisional Commander Dan Starrett’s visit to two Salvation Army canteen operations that are providing meals, drinks and emotional care and support to Waldo Canyon fire survivors and first responders.

There are also some poignant photos of the devastation this fire has left in its wake. Please click on the white arrow to see the slideshow of images below.

Even though news reports now say that the fire is 70% contained please continue to keep the survivors in your prayers as they return to take stock of their homes and futures.

If you’d like to help with The Salvation Army’s ongoing disaster recovery efforts, please donate online, make a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY or send a check earmarked “Disaster Relief or Wild Fires” to their local Salvation Army office.

Gifts in-kind for relief of this disaster are being collected by Care and Share. Please call (719) 528 – 1247 for more information. Although The Salvation Army is not requesting in-kind goods donations at this time, gifts of gently-used household goods, clothing, etc., are always needed by Salvation Army Family Stores to support their work in the local community. Find out more at

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