Salvation Army Serving Colorado Wildfire Evacuees & First Responders

Posted by Megan on Thursday, June 13, 2013 ·

The Black Forest fire burning northa of Colorado Springs has now destroyed at least 360 homes and consumed 15,000 acres. No wildfire in Colorado history has destroyed more homes.

With the help of volunteers, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams of The Salvation Army are providing meals, snacks and hydration to evacuees and first responders in the affected areas, including locations near the scene of the Klinkus fire in La Veta, CO. EDS teams are also standing ready to serve evacuees of the Royal Gorge fire  near Canon City.

The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.  Monetary donations help us meet the immediate needs of first responders and evacuees. To give, visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.”

In-kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area.  However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Our mission:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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