Salvation Army Serves Taylor Bridge Fire Survivors

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Fire officials expect to contain the Taylor Bridge Fire blaze in central Washington today if good weather persists.

The fire, which erupted as a result of a bridge construction project and burned out of control for almost a week, destroyed 70 residential properties and 210 other structures near the town of Cle Elum on the Cascade Range, about 75 miles east of Seattle. Nearly 1,000 firefighters, eight helicopters and other personnel remain on the scene.

From the start of the fire, The Salvation Army has been on the frontlines serving as needed. The Salvation Army in Central Washington has been working with its local volunteer group and food bank to supply meals as needed for shelters and the Emergency Operations Center. The Salvation Army will be integral in the long-term recovery plan and the development of the Disaster Assistance Center.

Financial donations enable our disaster responders to meet the exact and immediate needs of wildfire survivors. There are three ways you can support our efforts:


Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate the gift for ‘Taylor Bridge Fire’

Mail: Send your check, marked ‘Taylor Bridge Fire’ to

The Salvation Army
Northwest Divisional Headquarters
P. O. Box1929
Seattle, WA 98101

We will continue providing disaster-relief updates as the fire continues.

Many thanks to The Salvation Army’s Western Territory for the updates.