Ride the Rockies Crosses the Finish Line, Rallies Community Members’ Support

June 14, 2013
Ken Cavallero | ken.cavallero@usw.salvationarmy.org | (310) 930-9771

Denver, CO (June 14, 2013) – Tomorrow, 2,000 cyclists will triumphantly breeze past the finish line after their week-long Ride the Rockies trek. Their arrival at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs is an incredibly energized event expected to draw quite the crowd. And this year, the celebration will be coupled with an opportunity to rally community members around those impacted by the Black Forest Fire.

During the afternoon celebration, the event’s host, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, will honor The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts with a special gift designated to aid in the Colorado fires. The gift will be received onstage by Salvation Army Captains Tom Stambaugh and Eric Wilkerson, who are working tirelessly to provide food, hydration and additional aid to those impacted by the wildfire.

The 3,000 community members present will also be invited to donate their time and resources to The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Care and Share. Since the Black Forest Fire erupted Tuesday, these organizations have continually provided food, hydration, shelter and additional support to first responders and evacuees.

WHAT: The closing celebration of Ride the Rockies will garner community support for those impacted by the Black Forest Fire and will honor organizations including The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Care and Share.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013
1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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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 (HumanNeedsIndex.org). 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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