Arizona Salvation Army Opens Two Assistance Centers in Yarnell

July 08, 2013
Melany Stroupe | | (602) 430-5980

Phoenix, AZ (July 08, 2013) – The Salvation Army will open two assistance centers today, in Yarnell, for residents affected by the Yarnell Hill Fire. The assistance centers will be located at the Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church and at the State Individual Assistance Center (IASC) at the Yarnell Senior Center. The centers will be open daily from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Salvation Army will be there to help individuals and families with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The services that may be provided include: food, clothing, clean-up kits, utility assistance and temporary housing.

In the last five days, The Salvation Army has served 2,478 meals, 4600 drinks, and 261 snacks to first responders, incident personnel and evacuees of the Yarnell Hill Fires. As firefighters, law enforcement and other incident personnel begin to gather for the memorial services, The Salvation Army will significantly increase the number of meals and refreshment served.

“The Salvation Army is honored to serve the individual’s providing logistical support for the memorial service” said Captain Randy Hart, Incident Commander for The Salvation Army. “Our hearts go out to the families of this community because we know them and we love them. We are humbled to help in any way we can.”
To Donate to The Salvation Army:

  • Give online at
  • Donate at the register at any Bashas’, Food City or AJ’s grocery store.
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “AZ Fires”.
  • You can also text the word “IGIVEAZ” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone.*
  • Checks may be made out to: The Salvation Army PO BOX 80066 Prescott, AZ 86304.  Please designate “AZ Fires” on all checks

The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. In--kind donations are not currently being accepted.  However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army has been serving the Southwest since 1893. Through a broad array of programs the centers provide services to the homeless, working poor, children, youth, addicted, elderly, and abused. The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. For more information, please visit

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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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