734 Hours of Service to Flood Ravaged Communities

September 18, 2013
Courtney Culpepper | courtney.culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org | (303) 860-5460

Denver, CO (September 18, 2013 7:00AM) –  In just five days, Salvation Army personnel and volunteers have given 734 hours of service to those impacted by the Colorado floods.  Emergency disaster services teams have provided 31,575 meals and nutritional items and more than 183,000 beverages to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees since activation.

As areas slowly transition into the recovery phase, The Salvation Army prepares to provide additional support to those impacted by the floods at Disaster Assistance Centers, scheduled to begin operations in Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties this week.

The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations:

Boulder County
• The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services team from Henderson, NV, arrived this evening.  The team travels to Lyons tomorrow to support the Lyons Fire House.
• Deployed to provide meals to newly evacuated survivors at the Coors Event Center.
• Providing meals to first responders, law enforcement and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post.
• Providing support to evacuees at the Mapleton YMCA and St. Vrain Memorial Community Center.

Larimer County
• The Salvation Army deployed additional personnel to meet the growing need for assistance at Ft. Collins’ long-term shelter Timberline Church.
Logan County
• Salvation Army disaster personnel from Tucson, AZ, travel to Sterling Middle School to provide assistance to an isolated community previously receiving no resources.

Weld County
• Serving first responders and law enforcement at the Milliken Fire Department.

The Salvation Army is grateful for the support of the public and corporate partners like King Soopers, Pepsi, Target and Wal-Mart, who allow us to providing relief on the ground to those impacted by the Colorado floods.  Monetary donations are needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery.  The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. 

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.”  You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.*  Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304

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 www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.**

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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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