Denver, CO (June 2, 2014) – Earlier this morning, Salvation Army emergency response personnel responded to a request for assistance following the outbreak of a wildfire near Walsenburg, CO.
The team deployed to Huerfano County to support first responders with meals and hydration as they battle the blaze. “The Salvation Army will continue to care for the needs of Colorado’s first responders during this response, keeping our firefighters fresh and focused as they work to protect our community,” said The Salvation Army’s Divisional Commander Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett.
About The Salvation Army
Today, The Salvation Army continues its legacy of supporting Colorado during fire season. Last year, The Salvation Army’s disaster services personnel responded to more than forty disasters in Colorado alone. During response efforts, the organization provided disaster relief to more than 110,000 first responders, law enforcement and evacuees.
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.