The Salvation Army Continues to Aid in Colorado Fires

June 13, 2013
Ken Cavallero | | (310) 930-9771

Denver, CO (June 13, 2013 3:00 pm) – Since Tuesday evening, The Salvation Army’s Colorado Springs Emergency Disaster Services unit has provided 5,300 meals, 20,000 drinks and 15,000 energy bars to first responders and evacuees of the Black Forest Fires at the Incident Command Center located on Shupp and Howells Road.
Volunteer teams and Salvation Army canteens are still on site helping in the following fires:
Black Forest Fire
· Disaster response personnel are providing food, hydration and other assistance at Pine Creek High School and the Falcon Colorado Springs Police Substation.
· The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team from Casper, WY is en route to aid relief efforts at the Falcon Substation.
Klinkus Fire
· Today, The Salvation Army provided lunch for 45 first responders fighting the Klinkus Fire in La Veta, CO. 
Royal Gorge Fire
· The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams are on standby to aid as necessary in the Royal Gorge Fire near Canon City.
The Salvation Army would like to thank partners who allow us to continue providing relief to those affected by the Colorado Fires.  Today, King Soopers locations began collecting funds to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts.  The stores will place collection bins at registers and will invite customers to give.
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 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 or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

Courtney Culpepper
Public Relations & Special Events Director
1370 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203

Office: 303-860-5460 I Mobile: 720-402-4449

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 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 to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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