The ten major fires burning west of Colorado Springs since June 23 have been contained or are on their way to full containment with help from a welcomed weekend of rain. Since June 24, The Salvation Army has been aiding the several hundred individuals affected by the fires. Teams of volunteers are meeting the immediate [...]
The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command in Dallas received a donation of 19 pallets of bottled water from Sam’s Clubs for the heat relief program there. The water will be distributed to 15 area cooling stations across the area. The current high heat is a public health risk but can be combated by keeping people hydrated. [...]
Since the start of the Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs, CO, The Salvation Army has been striving to meet the needs of survivors, emergency response personnel and volunteers alike through food and beverage service and emotional and pastoral care. Just yesterday, The Salvation Army Intermountain Division brought in reinforcements from the San Francisco area [...]
Residents of Maryland and West Virginia are still suffering in the aftermath of the super derecho that swept through this past weekend. The widespread storm caused power outages for over 3 million residents in multiple states. In addition to food, beverage and gas shortages, the excessively high summer temperatures are imposing an increased risk for [...]
The Waldo Canyon Fire, described as “epic” by a Colorado Springs Fire Chief, and considered to be part of the worst fire season in the state’s history, has destroyed approximately 6,200 acres of dry timber since the disaster began on Saturday. Mandatory evacuations have pushed thousands from their homes as the flames continue to devour [...]
The following is from The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services page. Click here to see more updates. In response to the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs on June 23, 2012, The Salvation Army is assessing the needs of disaster survivors and The Salvation Army’s ability to respond to those needs – both immediately and [...]
Tropical Storm Beryl may have ruined a few holiday cookouts and beach trips this last weekend around Jacksonville, Florida, but thankfully, the damage was minimal. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico officially begins this Friday, June 1 and runs through November 30. Although tropical storms like Beryl and Alberto have arrived earlier than usual, the 2012 season is projected to be less active than in recent years due to an El Nino effect.
If there’s one thing FedEx has mastered, it’s delivering. And they did just that and more when they visited The Salvation Army, Golden State Division in San Francisco during National Salvation Army Week.
But this wasn’t your typical white package delivery.
It’s been a year since a tornado ripped through North Minneapolis and left hundreds of families homeless. Not only is The Salvation Army still serving tornado survivors, it has a new program to help them two more years into the future.
Every morning since the storm, Doug has gone out to sit on his old concrete porch, all that remains of his former home.
“I don’t think I’ve missed a morning. It’s where I can be by myself, gather my thoughts, plan for my day,” he says.