This weekend Salvation Army partner Samsung arrived on scene in Boulder County to give first responders, evacuees and volunteers the opportunity to get charged up! Samsungâ€™s mobile charging station traveled three days from its home in Los Angeles to help those whose mobile devices are in need of a charge across areas impacted by the recent Front Range floods.
The charging station will remain in Colorado for one week and will partner with The Salvation Army to reach those in need of an electronic pick-me-up at disaster assistance centers, shelters and reentry points.
Samsung has generously donated the 24-hour mobile charging station until September 28, 2013, and will work alongside The Salvation Army to ensure that it reaches those in need. â€œThis is an amazing and unique need that Samsungâ€™s generosity allows us to meet,â€ says Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett of The Salvation Army. â€œKnowing that we can stay connected to loved ones during a disaster is incredibly comforting during the chaos that goes on around us.â€
The Salvation Army is truly grateful for the support of the public and corporate partners like Samsung. Monetary donations are still needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected as they return home and during long-term recovery. 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 Floods.â€ You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated â€œColorado Floodsâ€ 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.