As fires continue to erupt across Colorado The Salvation Army called in Emergency Disaster Services teams from New Mexico, California, Wyoming and Montana in response to requests for aid in multiple locations around the state.
Our local Colorado teams have worked non-stop since the Black Forest Fire – near the city of Colorado Springs – began burning nearly two week ago. In just eleven days, our 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. Today, The Salvation Army began feeding operations at the West Fork Fire shelter in Del Norte, located in southwestern Colorado. Teams remain on standby to provide relief in the East Peak Fire burning near Walsenburg.
Financial gifts 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 â€œColorado Fires.â€ You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated â€œColorado Firesâ€ 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.