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Salvation Army supports evacuees of Lilac Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:28
Providing care to evacuees at the Del Mar Fairgrounds San Diego, CA (December 8, 2017) - The Lilac Fire in North County continues to grow fierce and is cause for evacuation numbers to continually increase. As of 9:20 am this morning, the fire had burned 4,100 acres and was 0 percent contained, with 65 structures destroyed. The Salvation Army was on high alert since the beginning of fires and has ramped up response as needs [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Relief Across Southern California

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:00
HUNDREDS OF EVACUEES STILL IN EMERGENCY SHELTERS AS THE SALVATION ARMY PROVIDES RELIEF ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORN IN ADDITION TO STAFFING TWO MAJOR EVACUATION SITES, HUNDREDS SUPPLIES ARE BEING SUPPLIED TO OTHER FIRE SITES Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 2017– The fires across Southern California have burned more than 100,000 acres combined, including hundreds [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army's Response Grows as Fires in California Spread

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:13
Now managing the feeding of more than 700 evacuees in two ventura locations Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 2017– Wild fires in Ventura and L.A. Counties continue to be aided by strong winds and low humidity and are wreaking havoc on several fronts. The “Thomas Fire” is the largest fire and as of 7:45 pm last night was 0 percent contained. More than 150 structures [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army's Impact is Being Felt Across Puerto Rico

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:54
Puerto Rico (December 5, 2017) - Things are not slowing down for The Salvation Army in Puerto Rico.  In fact, things are ramping up in many areas as The Salvation Army continues to identify areas otherwise untouched since the hurricane a little over two months ago.  The team consisting of Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers distributed an astounding 115,887 meals, 129,997 cases of water, and thousands of prayers.     While [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Mobilizes Overnight With Support for Thomas Fire

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:00
THE SALVATION ARMY MOBILIZES OVERNIGHT WITH SUPPORT FOR “THOMAS” FIRE
Despite its own corps in Ventura under mandatory evacuation order, the salvation army answers the call to help fire survivors Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 2017– The “Thomas Fire” a fast-moving, wind-fueled wildfire, swept into the city of Ventura early Tuesday, burning 31,000 acres, destroying homes and forcing 27,000 people to evacuate. [READ MORE]

Q&A: Disaster Services Director Aids in Hurricane Maria Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:11
It has been more than two months since Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico. The Category 5 hurricane, which left 66 dead, cut off electricity to nearly all of the island’s 3.4 million residents, destroyed 80 percent of the agricultural supply, knocked out cellular phone service, blocked roads, decimated homes and left at least 1.7 million people without potable water, [READ MORE]

An Innovative Approach to Service in Puerto Rico

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 20:10
Puerto Rico (December 2, 2017) - The Salvation Army continues to use innovative approaches to serve the people of Puerto Rico. The team is currently focusing on many unreached peoples in the South Eastern division of the island. On 12/02/17, The Salvation Army pushed out 27,500 meals & 27,888 bottles of water on Saturday. After distributing nearly five truckloads of food, a team of dedicated Salvation Army Volunteers, Cadets, Emergency [READ MORE]

Emergency Feeding Service Continues in Puerto Rico

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:17
Puerto Rico (11/28/2017) - The Salvation Army is continuing its lifesaving work across the Island of Puerto Rico, actively seeking out and serving individuals following the devastating hurricane two months ago.  Its continued mission has it working hand in hand with government and other no-governmental organizations to reach those missed by previous food distributions.  The Salvation Army has utilized innovative [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Providing Ongoing Case Work and Points of Distribution in Texas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:53
Dallas, Texas (November 13, 2017) – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) immediately responded on August 25 when Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coastline, providing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders. Almost three months into the extensive relief efforts The Salvation Army continues to provide practical support to those affected. At [READ MORE]
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