Serving First Responders & Residents Near Sharp Fire

Emergency Disaster Services teams of The Salvation Army have been serving on the scene of the Sharp fire near Wrightwood, CA since Friday. The fire, which erupted last Wednesday, scorched 163 acres and forced the evacuations of thousands. On Sunday, all evacuation orders were lifted.

In response, The Salvation Army Sierra del Mar Division, based in San Diego, deployed six mobile hydration units to serve water, electrolyte drinks, coffee and snacks to first responders and those impacted by the Sharp and Silver fires.

“Along with hydration and food, spiritual comfort is our priority,” says Lt. Sean Kelsey of the Dick and Beverly Davis Salvation Army Corps Community Center in the Coachella Valley. “We appreciate all of our community volunteers and those who give so generously to help these impacted by the wildfires.”

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Officials expect the Sharp fire will be fully contained by Tuesday.