Salvation Army Serving Evacuees at San Diego County Fires


As San Diego County fires continue to burn, The Salvation Army has deployed two mobile hydration units to serve water, electrolyte drinks, coffee and snacks to first responders and those impacted by the fires.

 With Salvation Army centers in Oceanside and Escondido, as well as throughout the county, The Salvation Army is prepared to offer increased support as needed.

 Dozens of volunteers including short wave radio operators are on notice that they may be needed at any time should the situation become worse and evacuations increase.

“Along with hydration and food, spiritual comfort is our priority,” says Lt. James Parks of the Escondido Salvation Army Corps Community Center. “We appreciate all of our community volunteers and those who give so generously to help those impacted by the wildfires.”

 Monetary donations are the best way to help in a disaster. Please designate SD FIRES.

 The Salvation Army is helping with immediate assistance and long-term recovery.

  • By phone: Call  1 800 SAL-ARMY
  •  By mail: Designate check to “SD Fires” and send to

The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters

2320 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101