The Salvation Army Deploys to Assist First Responders

March 04, 2014
Courtney Culpepper | courtney.culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org | (303) 860-5460

Denver, CO (March 4, 2014) – This afternoon,  The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services team responded to a request for assistance from the Thornton Fire Department.  The Salvation Army team deployed to unincorporated Adams County, where a fire has overtaken a large apartment complex, and will provide first responders and survivors with food and hydration.

During 2013, The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services teams responded to more than 40 disasters in Colorado.  During these disasters, volunteers gave more than 20,000 hours collectively to provide first responders and survivors with meals, hydration, emotional care and clean-up kits.  Last year, The Salvation Army spent close to $2 million in Colorado alone to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by disasters.  Even as Salvation Army teams begin to prepare for the 2014 wildfire season, they continue to provide disaster recovery support to those impacted by the Black Forest Fire and Colorado Floods.

About The Salvation Army
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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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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