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The Salvation Army Responds in Relief of Colorado Flooding

(Kansas City, September 18, 2013) —The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri Division, is sending an emergency disaster services (EDS) team to Colorado to assist with relief efforts after days of deadly flash flooding in the state. Salvation Army Officer Lt. Lynn Lopez and EDS volunteer Kay Mollett, both from Emporia, Kansas, will leave for Denver early Wednesday morning in a Salvation Army disaster vehicle, also known as a mobile canteen. The canteen will be stocked with food and water to provide meals to flood survivors and first responders. It will join eight other Salvation Army mobile canteens currently serving those affected by the flooding in Colorado.
“What we’re going to do when we arrive is assist in any manner that we can,” said Lt. Lopez. “We’ve been praying for the people of Colorado, where so many lives have been devastated and both Kay and I are honored to be called upon to help.” The team from Emporia will remain in Colorado for 7-10 days.

The flooding has impacted parts of 17 counties in Colorado, damaging or destroying thousands of homes and killing at least eight people. So far, The Salvation Army, using 8 Canteens and 734 hours of employee and volunteer labor, has provided 18,296 meals, 13.279 snacks, 183,893 drinks to Colorado first responders, law enforcement and evacuees.

In the past 24 hours, The Salvation Army expanded services into Weld, Morgan and Logan Counties in response to the growing need for assistance across flood impacted areas of Colorado.

As flood waters move across the state, The Salvation Army prepares to provide for those areas to be hit in the days ahead. Additional Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel called in to manage increased needs arrived from Utah, Wyoming, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Washington.
The Salvation Army prepares to move into Disaster Assistance Centers, scheduled to being operating in Boulder, Weld and Larimer Counties in the next 48 hours.

The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations: Boulder
Deployed to provide meals to newly evacuated survivors at the Coors Event Center.
Providing meals to first responders, law enforcement and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post.
Providing support to evacuees at the Mapleton YMCA.

Ft. Collins
The Salvation Army will continue to serve meals at long-term shelter Timberline Church, where personnel served more than 800 meals yesterday and even cared for evacuees’ pets.

Longmont
Providing support to St. Vrain Memorial Community Center and Mead High School.

Jefferson County
Providing support to National Guard at the Arvada Fire Training Center.

Weld County
Serving first responders and law enforcement at the Miliken Fire Department.

How to Help: Monetary donations are needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.
To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.*
Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:
The Salvation ArmyP.O. Box 60006Prescott, AZ 86304
In–kind donations for the Colorado Flood 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 www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.
For the latest EDS updates, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

### About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org

 

September 18, 2013 – 9:15 AM EDTJeff Curnow[email protected](847) 294-2046

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Salvation Army Continues Flooding Relief Efforts in Colorado

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It’s been nearly a week since the severe flooding, caused by an unexpected torrential downpour, began in Colorado.
The relentless waters have spread across 17 counties, destroying over 2,500 homes and killed eight people. Hundreds remain missing.

The Salvation Army is continuing support, having provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and 85,560 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees.

With the growing need for assistance, The Salvation Army has spread their services to additional flood impacted areas including Weld, Morgan, and Logan counties.

With the threat of more rainfall, The Salvation Army is preparing to provide for additional areas that may be affected. Additional Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel called in to manage increased needs arrived from Utah, Wyoming, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington.

The Salvation Army prepares to move into Disaster Assistance Centers, which is scheduled to be operating in Boulder, Weld, and Larimer Counties in the next 48 hours.

The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations: Boulder
The Salvation Army is providing meals to newly evacuated survivors at the Coors Event Center and for first responders, law enforcement and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post at Linden Avenue and Broadway. Additional support for evacuees is available at the Mapleton YMCA (2850 Mapleton Ave  Boulder, CO 80301)
Ft. Collins

The Salvation Army will continue to serve meals at long-term shelter Timberline Church, where personnel served more than 800 meals yesterday and even cared for evacuees’ pets.
Longmont
The Salvation Army continues to provide support to St. Vrain Memorial Community Center (700 Longs Peak Ave. Longmont, CO 80501) and Mead High School (12750 County Road 7  Longmont, CO 80504)
Jefferson County

The Salvation Army continues to provide support to National Guard at the Arvada Fire Training Center (6651 Indiana Street, Arvada Colorado).
Weld County

The Salvation Army continues to serve first responders and law enforcement at the Miliken Fire Department (101 S Irene Ave  Milliken, CO 80543)
Monetary donations are needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery.  The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate Colorado Floods.”  You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* 

Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304

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 www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

For the latest Emergency Disaster Services alerts, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.**

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Colorado Salvation Army Provides More than 10,000 Meals & Drinks After Floods

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Denver, CO (September 15, 2013 7:00AM) –  Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel have provided first responders and evacuees of the Colorado floods with more than 10,000 meals, drinks and nutritional items in just 72 hours.

The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations:
Boulder· Salvation Army teams provided more than 2,000 meals, drinks and nutritional items to first responders and law enforcement at the Boulder County Incident Command Post and continue to provide support today.·

Personnel continue to provide support to evacuees at the Mapleton YMCA where Boulder County first requested The Salvation Army to provide assistance early Thursday morning.· Salvation Army teams distributed more than 36,000 bottles of water generously provided by corporate partner King Soopers.

Ft. Collins· The Salvation Army will continue to serve meals at Timberline Church.  The shelter will remain available long-term over the next 30-90 days.  Salvation Army personnel have served more 2,130 meals, drinks and nutritional items to evacuees at this location since it opened Friday.Longmont· The Salvation Army’s Casper emergency disaster services team deployed to St. Vrain Memorial Building shelter and served more than 3,000 meals, drinks and nutiritional items to evacuees yesterday.

Jefferson County· The Salvation Army continues to provide support the Jefferson County Incident Command Post.· Yesterday, Salvation Army personnel provided over 1,500 meals, drinks and nutritional items to first responders, bridge & road crews and law enforcement at this location.

Monetary donations are needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery.  The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. 

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.” 

You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.*  Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:
The Salvation ArmyP.O. Box 60006Prescott, AZ 86304In–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 www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.**

September 15, 2013 – 9:14 AM EDTCourtney Culpepper[email protected]

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Out-Of-State Salvation Army Teams Arrive To Aid In Colorado Fires

Posted by Megan on Monday, June 24, 2013 ·

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The Salvation Army has been working nonstop to provide for evacuees and first responders of the largest burning wildfire in Colorado’s history. Since sparking by lightning strike on June 5, the wildfire has burned up approximately 140 acres and is now covering 110 square miles of the state’s forests, resulting in thousands of evacuations.

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams of The Salvation Army are working to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of impacted residents, evacuees and first responders.

EDS teams from New Mexico, California, Wyoming and Montana were called to strengthen The Salvation Army’s services in multiple locations around the state. In just eleven days, EDS teams have provided thousands of meals, snacks and drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of multiple fires, including the Black Forest, Klinkus, and Royal Gorge Fires.
 
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Today, The Salvation Army begins feeding operations at the West Fork Fire shelter in Del Norte. Teams remain on standby to provide relief in the East peak Fire burning near Walsenburg.

The Salvation Army will continue to meet both short and long term needs as long the organization is called to do so.
Salvation Army disaster services are made possible by monetary donations which allow us to meet the unique, immediate needs of communities in crisis. If you would like to support individuals and families in need of assistance, please visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.*
Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304 Information courtesy of http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/. Click here to donate. Filed under Disaster Services · Tagged with Black Forest, Colorado, Donate, EDS, Emergency Disaster Services, relief, The Salvation Army, Western Territory, wildfires

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The Salvation Army Needs Your Help To Provide Colorado Wildfire Relief

Posted by Megan on Thursday, June 20, 2013 ·

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The Salvation Army has been providing food, drinks and comfort from canteens for evacuees and first responders of the Black Forest wildfire since the disaster sparked on June 11.

This post was originally featured on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services website and contributed by Courtney Culpepper of The Salvation Army Western Territory. 

Last week, The Salvation Army provided over 1,000 volunteer hours, 25,000 meals and snacks and 27,000 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of the Black Forest Fire.  Emergency Disaster Services teams continue to aid those impacted by the fire as they begin returning to the area.

As evacuees begin returning to the area, the need for assistance remains heavy.  The Salvation Army will be there for those who have lost more than 500 homes.  Already, we have given $50,000 to survivors for immediate needs.

Now, we need your help to support those rebuilding from the ground up.

Recovery efforts to counter the Black Forest Fire’s extensive devastation will be long-term, and The Salvation Army plans to be present as long as there is need; however, we cannot do this without the community’s support.

Still today, The Salvation Army continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.  Though this recovery continues, our expenses have far exceeded donations received for these efforts.

Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the long recovery ahead.  The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.”  You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.*  Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to:
The Salvation ArmyP.O. Box 60006Prescott, AZ 86304
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 www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.