The Salvation Army Provides 10,000 Meals to Those Impacted in Black Forest Fire

June 14, 2013
Ken Cavallero | | (310) 930-9771

Denver, CO (June 14, 2013 7:00 pm) – The Salvation Army has provided 10,000 meals and 15,000 drinks and energy bars to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of the Black Forest Fire since its eruption Tuesday. Today, Emergency Disaster Services teams traveled to the burn zone to provide snacks and hydration to 100 firefighters.
Salvation Army disaster response personnel from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, the Denver Metro area and Casper, WY are on site helping the following locations:

Elbert County Fairgrounds

· Evacuees from a nearby Boy Scout camp went home today after receiving food, hydration and emotional care from The Salvation Army since leaving camp Wednesday.
· Teams continue to provide for approximately 100 evacuees with large animals.

Fire Station #1

· The Casper Emergency Disaster Services team continues to feed local law enforcement.

Disaster Assistance Center

· The Salvation Army, along with multiple other organizations, is providing a wide range of additional assistance including emotional and spiritual care. This location is open to help evacuees between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and is located at 1675 W Garden of the Gods Rd. in Colorado Springs.

The Salvation Army will also be feeding at the Emergency Operations Center, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Penrose Event Center and the Kit Carson Stables.
Monday, The Salvation Army will meet with various agencies to discuss plans for recovery efforts. The organization continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires and plans to remain in all affected areas as long as needed.

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: 903-987-0681

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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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