Update & Pictures: Salvation Army Continues Aid in Colorado

The ten major fires burning west of Colorado Springs since June 23 have been contained or are on their way to full containment with help from a welcomed weekend of rain.

Since June 24, The Salvation Army has been aiding the several hundred individuals affected by the fires. Teams of volunteers are meeting the immediate and short-term needs of survivors, displaced residents and other emergency responders. As of date, mobile feeding units have served over 17,000 meals, 20,000 snacks and 44,000 bottles of water to fire survivors, first responders, emergency and military teams, FEMA response teams, and utility workers. Click here for a full update of our disaster relief efforts.

We blogged last week about Laine Hendricks and Claire Dunmore, support volunteers who were recruited from The Salvation Army Golden State Division to assist with our relief efforts there. During their service time, they were able to snap a few on-the-scene pictures. We’re thankful they shared them with us.

Pictures say a thousand words:

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Commissioner Jim Knaggs, Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army's Western Territory, prays with other Officers. Photo Credit: Laine Hendricks, The Salvation Army

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Claire Dunmore, The Salvation Army

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Laine Hendricks, The Salvation Army

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Laine Hendricks, The Salvation Army

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Laine Hendricks, The Salvation Army

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Laine Hendricks, The Salvation Army

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Salvation Army volunteers serving other first responders. (courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/tsaintermountain)

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/tsaintermountain

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/tsaintermountain

Colorado, Wildfire, Waldo Canyon, Emergency Disaster Services, Relief, Aid, Fire, The Salvation Army, Canteen, Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Claire Dunmore, The Salvation Army

To see more pictures, visit The Salvation Army Intermountain Division‘s Flikr page at: www.flickr.com/photos/tsaintermountain.

Do you want to help an individual or family in need? Your monetary donations allow The Salvation Army to meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. Here’s how you can show your support:

  • Online: Visit www.imsalvationarmy.org
  • Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Designate gift “Disaster Relief” or “Wildfires”
  • Mail: Designate “Disaster Relief” or “Wildfires” on check/money order, mail to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief

P.O Box 2369

Denver, CO 80201-2369