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