The Salvation Army Responds to California Earthquake
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 25, 2014) – The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter, water, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders of a 6.0 earthquake that shocked Northern California on August 24.
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has deployed multiple canteens (mobile feeding units) to the Napa area. Additional teams sent to the evacuation center in Napa are serving meals to displaced residents and first responders. Two other canteens have been stationed in other parts of Napa to also serve meals: the Salvador Mobile Estates and the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park.
The Salvation Army will continue to assess the ongoing needs and how to best assist residents and first responders throughout the response process. Salvation Army personnel and volunteers are trained, and prepared, to provide relief and emotional and spiritual care for as long as needed.
Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.
• To support relief and long-term recovery efforts, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) to designate donation for “Napa Earthquake”
• Text the word “IGIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes”*
• Donations in the form of checks designated to “Napa Earthquake” may be mailed to The Salvation Army, Del Oro Divisional Headquarters, PO Box 348000, Sacramento, CA 958934
**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 a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.