Salvation Army Responds to Slide Fire in Arizona

Friday, May 23, 2014
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The Salvation Army is planning to increase their disaster services as the Slide Fire has burned 4500 acres. Thousands of people are on stand- by to be potentially…

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Phoenix kids get Back to School with American Express

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Photo: Melany Stroupe, The Salvation Army Western Territory

Many Phoenix students will start the new year without the proper school supplies. But thanks to the Pak to School program sponsored by the generous folks at American Express, more than 20,000 of Valley of the Sun children return to school carrying a backpack stuffed with the tools they’ll need to learn and grow!

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Salvation Army Today, July 11

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – features The Salvation Army’s translation assistance following a plane crash in San Francisco, a little…

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Salvation Army Serving at Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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The Salvation Army is providing various forms of recovery assistance to those impacted by Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire, which destroyed about 50 homes and threatened 250 others in…

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Salvation Army keeps Phoenix hydrated during hot summer days

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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According to The Washington Post, the state of Arizona is in the top 10 fastest warming states since the 1970’s. Every summer, too many of Arizona’s homeless and…

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Battling the Arizona Blaze

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Wallow fire in eastern Arizona continues to dangerously blaze toward the border, but news reports indicate more than 3,000 firefighters have begun to slowly gain control today as winds died down. As of Wednesday, the Wallow fire had burned 390,000 acres, and it’s believed to be the 2nd largest fire in Arizona’s history.

Currently, a Salvation Army team is preparing and serving three meals a day for evacuees at the Red Cross shelter in Lakeside, AZ. They plan to continue offering these services as long as the shelter is in operation, according to Jim Puza, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Director.

Another Salvation Army response team left Las Vegas Thursday morning with a mobile kitchen and support truck carrying food and water for approximately 3,000 more meals. Additional teams are on standby and supplies are available if needed.

The Salvation Army is grateful for the generous donations of food and time from businesses and individuals in the community to help meet the needs of evacuees and responders.

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