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

Salvation Army Concord Deployed

Salvation Army Concord Deployed Mobile Feeding Unit to Support Morgan Fire Relief Efforts

Contra Costa, California (September 9, 2013)—The Salvation Army Concord deployed its canteen (mobile feeding unit) to the Morgan Fire burning near Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services personnel are there to serve meals, snacks and water to first responders and those impacted by the fire.

Last night, The Salvation Army served 375 dinners to the first responders on the fire lines and an additional 35 meals to local evacuees. Earlier this morning, the canteen moved to Camp Parks in Dublin to assist with the feeding of the incoming strike teams. At the request from fire incident command, The Salvation Army prepared and served 400 breakfast meals.

Salvation Army Concord Deployed

Salvation Army Ramps Up Mountain Fire Relief In California

Salvation Army Ramps Up Mountain Fire Relief

Idyllwild, CA (July 19, 2013)—The Salvation Army ramps up Mountain Fire relief as the rapidly growing Mountain Fire nears Idyllwild and Palm Springs, increasing both its on-the-ground efforts and its preparation for long-term assistance.

The Army has command posts in Hemet and Cathedral City so it can provide relief and support to evacuees and first responders at both the front and back end of the fire. Relief canteens (mobile feeding units) and trucks are handing out water and snacks at the turnaround points law enforcement has set up to keep people out of potentially dangerous areas. Mobile units are roaming to assist stranded motorists or any one else needing hydration.

Both the Hemet and Cathedral City Salvation Army Corps Community Centers have large kitchens where volunteers can prepare meals as needed. Dozens of volunteers including short wave radio operators are on notice that they may be needed at any time should the situation become worse and evacuations increase. Units from San Bernardino, Riverside, Moreno Valley and Murietta are on alert to join The Salvation Army in Hemet and Cathedral City.

The Salvation Army Family (thrift) store in Perris is preparing vouchers to help those who will need clothing as well as household items for long term assistance in rebuilding.

“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfires, followed by our hands,” said Lt. Tony Poe of Hemet. “Our Salvation Army officers are ordained ministers who can provide emotional and spiritual support as well as those tangibles such as water, snacks, a good meal.”

“When we serve the adults and children, uncertainty and fear shows in their eyes despite their brave smiles. Along with hydration and food, spiritual comfort is our priority. We appreciate all of our community volunteers and those who give so generously to help these folks who clearly are hurting,” says Lt. Sean Kelsey of the Cathedral City Salvation Army in the Coachella Valley.

Monetary donations are the best way to help in a disaster. Please designate MOUNTAIN FIRE RELIEF.

Donors can give online:

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/sierradelmar/mountainfire.

Donors can give by mail:

The Salvation Army Dick and Beverly Davis Corps Community Center
30-400 Landau Boulevard, Cathedral City, CA 92234

or

The Salvation Army Pearl E. Rogers Corps Community Center in Hemet
340 S. Palm Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543

** We are expecting minimum recovery/relief efforts for the evacuees.