Salvation Army Aids West Texas Wildfire Response

April 10, 2011 - 1:12 PM EDT
Philip Burn
philip_burn@uss.salvationarmy.org
(214) 418-9536
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LUBBOCK, TX - The Salvation Army of Lubbock has joined forces with other area Salvation Army’s to provide aid to the many firemen, policemen, and other responders of the wildfires spreading rapidly across West Texas. The Salvation Army will continue its efforts to aid responders into next week as needed.

The Salvation Army is on scene in Guthrie where they served snacks and meals to first responders on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10. On Saturday this crew served 130 lunches and 135 dinners totaling 265 meals provided to responders.

Also on Saturday, April 9, Salvation Army volunteers and staff responded to the wildfire south of Post and served 50 meals to responders.

Salvation Army units in Midland, Big Spring and Odessa have responded by sending 3 Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) each able to supply 2500 meals per day, to support  firefighters in the city of Midland. The Salvation Army Disaster Canteen from El Paso will be leaving for Ft. Davis on Monday morning and will be stocked and prepared to stay for several days.

Individuals can aid The Salvation Army’s effort by volunteering with the Disaster Alert Response Team (DART) by calling 806-765-9434. This team of volunteers goes out to the scene of disasters with Salvation Army staff to assist victims and responders.

Monetary donations can be made: -By mail: P.O. Box 2785 Lubbock, Texas 79408 -In person: to 1111 16th Street Lubbock, Texas 79401 -Online: www.salvationarmytexas.org
For more information about The Salvation Army’s disaster response efforts, please go to www.Facebook.com/SalArmyLubbock or www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

For more information please contact:
Philip Burn, Sr. Director of Public & Media Relations, TX Division at (214) 418-9536 (Cell)

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 126 years in the United States. More than 35 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 raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information or to make a donation, go to www.salvationarmytexas.org.

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