Salvation Army Responds to Bluecut Fire in San Bernardino County

August 18, 2016
Rachael Fowler | rachael.fowler@usw.salvationarmy.org | (619) 446-0294

Victorville, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2016) – As the Blue Cut fire blazes through parts of San Bernardino County, The Salvation Army has teamed up with The Red Cross of the Inland Empire to provide assistance to evacuees.

The Salvation Army from Victorville is preparing and serving up to 250 meals to evacuees staying at The Red Cross shelter tonight, at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St. Victorville, CA.

With additional centers in Big Bear, San Bernardino, Ontario and Redlands, as well as throughout the Inland Empire, The Salvation Army is prepared to offer increased support as needed. The Salvation Army also has mobile units in the area on standby to deploy.

Along with food service, Salvation Army staff will also provide emotional and spiritual care to those in need.

To give, visit victorvalley.salvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Blue Cut Fire.” Monetary donations by mail may be designated “Blue Cut Fire” and sent to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 1389
Temecula, CA 92593

To aid in rescue and relief efforts, The Salvation Army in Victorville, under the leadership of Maj. Van Young, is taking donations from its location at 14585 La Paz, next to the Rite Aid. Anyone who wishes to donate water, food supplies or clothing (please no furniture at this time), should call 760-245-2545 or drop off in person from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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