Ride The Rockies Crosses The Finish Line, Rallies Community Members’ Support

Denver, CO (June 14, 2013)—Tomorrow, 2,000 cyclists will triumphantly breeze past the finish line after their week-long Ride the Rockies trek. Their arrival at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs is an incredibly energized event expected to draw quite the crowd. And this year, the celebration will be coupled with an opportunity to rally community members around those impacted by the Black Forest Fire.

During the afternoon celebration, the event’s host, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, will honor The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts with a special gift designated to aid in the Colorado fires. The gift will be received onstage by Salvation Army Captains Tom Stambaugh and Eric Wilkerson, who are working tirelessly to provide food, hydration and additional aid to those impacted by the wildfire.

The 3,000 community members present will also be invited to donate their time and resources to The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Care and Share. Since the Black Forest Fire erupted Tuesday, these organizations have continually provided food, hydration, shelter and additional support to first responders and evacuees.

WHAT: The closing celebration of Ride the Rockies will garner community support for those impacted by the Black Forest Fire and will honor organizations including The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Care and Share.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013
1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

About Salvation Army Texas

The Salvation Army in Texas serves more than 919,500 people and families a year through its 84 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 9,612 hot meals and shelters 2,885 people. For more information please visit our website at www.salvationarmytexas.org or contact your local Salvation Army.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org .