Salvation Army Boots on the Ground - Silver and Sharp Fires

August 09, 2013 - 5:41 PM EDT
Jessica Young
jessica.young@usw.salvationarmy.org
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Sierra del Mar Division (August 9, 2013) - As the rapidly moving Silver fire continues to rage east and the Sharp fire grows in size, The Salvation Army has deployed six mobile hydration units to serve water, electrolyte drinks, coffee and snacks to first responders and those impacted by the fires.

The Salvation Army has dispatched one canteen (large mobile feeding unit), 3 trucks and 2 vans to cover the major areas impacted by the fires.  With Salvation Army centers in San Bernardino, Riverside, Hemet, Coachella Valley and Victorville, The Salvation Army is prepared to offer increased support as needed.

Dozens of volunteers including short wave radio operators are on notice that they may be needed at any time should the situation become worse and evacuations increase.

“Along with hydration and food, spiritual comfort is our priority,” says Lt. Sean Kelsey of the Dick and Beverly Davis Salvation Army Corps Community Center in the Coachella Valley. “We appreciate all of our community volunteers and those who give so generously to help these impacted by the wildfires.”

Monetary donations are the best way to help in a disaster. Please designate SILVER FIRE RELIEF, SHARP FIRE RELIEF or simply WILD FIRE RELIEF.

Donors can give online:
www.inlandempire.salvationarmy.org
www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org

Donors can give by mail:
The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
2320 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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