Salvation Army Serving Colorado Wildfire Evacuees & First Responders
The Black Forest fire burning north of Colorado Springs has now destroyed at least 360 homes and consumed 15,000 acres. No wildfire in Colorado history has destroyed more homes.
With the help of volunteers, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams of The Salvation Army are providing meals, snacks and hydration to evacuees and first responders in the affected areas, including locations near the scene of the Klinkus fire in La Veta, CO. EDS teams are also standing ready to serve evacuees of the Royal Gorge fire near Canon City.
Near Colorado Springs, disaster response personnel are providing food, hydration and other assistance at Pine Creek High School and the Falcon Colorado Springs Police Substation. Additional EDS teams from Casper, WY arrived on site last night to help provide food and hydration to the Colorado Springs Police Department.
The Salvation Army would like to thank partners who allow us to continue providing relief to those affected by the Colorado Fires. Today, King Soopers locations began collecting funds to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts. The stores will place collection bins at registers and invite customers to give. Additionally, US Foods in coordination with Hickory House Restaurant has donated meals and other food items provided at the Elbert County Fairgrounds.
The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. Monetary donations help us meet the immediate needs of first responders and evacuees. To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.”
In-kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.