The Salvation Army will start a meal service later today at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Carr Fire in Shasta County. Teams from The Salvation Army Oroville Corps and Redding Corps have been sent to Shasta High School (2500 Eureka Way, Redding, CA) to provide assistance at the site.
Starting tomorrow, a group from the Roseville Corps will be deployed to Weaverville Elementary School (31020 Hwy 3, Weaverville) to provide meals at that evacuation center.
The Carr Fire started on Monday in Whiskeytown in Shasta County, and since that time, it has already destroyed 20,000 acres.
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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.