Salvation Army Spreads Its Disaster Response Efforts

Even as response efforts continue for those affected by the Station Fire in California, The Salvation Army is now also responding to the 49er Fire in Auburn.

The Salvation Army Del Oro Division reports that a Disaster Response Team is on-scene at The Salvation Army receiving monetary and food donations for the fire victims.  Monetary donations are much needed and can be dropped off at The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Center at 286 Sutter Street in Auburn from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, or mailed to the following address: P.O. Box 4088, Auburn, CA 95604.  Or, donate online by logging on to

“Auburn’s mobile kitchen is on standby ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice,” the statement said.  Mobile kitchens are capable of serving hundreds of meals per day.  On Sunday night alone,  Auburn’s mobile kitchen served over 400 hot meals and 900 drinks to fire evacuees and first responders.

The Salvation Army officers and staff will continue supporting those affected by these deadly wildfires.  In the short-term, they will focus primarily on the immediate needs of disaster survivors and first-responders, but long-term support and resources will hinge heavily on the kindness of others and their donations.

The Salvation Army asks people who want to help those affected by the 49er Fire to visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Monetary donations are needed to meet survivors’ most immediate needs.  Donations are used to purchase necessary items that are most needed at that moment in time based on the unique needs of affected individuals and families.  The Auburn Journal has listed other ways you can help, too.

For those of us who can’t be there to do something, we can do this: make donations to help further the response efforts of the Army and help ensure a more dependable future for those affected.

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