Salvation Army Breaks Through Estes Park Communication Barrier

September 13, 2013
Courtney Culpepper | courtney.culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org | (303) 860-5460

Denver, CO (September 13, 2013 5:30PM) – A Salvation Army volunteer providing disaster relief support to an Estes Park shelter recently reached out to update disaster personnel on the state of volunteers and evacuees who have been cut off from communication since early this morning.


Salvation Army volunteer Wayne Anderson has been stationed at Mountain View Bible Fellowship in Estes Park unable to communicate the shelter’s needs until 4:29PM (MST) when an email arrived that sent a wave of relief over Salvation Army personnel trying to reach the area.


Anderson confirmed that evacuees at the isolated shelter were “doing fine” and that volunteers “have been able to meet the needs of most.” 


Since activation, The Salvation Army has provided 3,750 meals, drinks and nutritional items to first responders, rescue workers and evacuees of the Front Range flooding.


Currently, The Salvation Army is providing disaster relief in the following locations:


Boulder County
• A Salvation Army emergency disaster services team is providing meals and hydration to first responders and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post located at Linden Avenue and Broadway.
• The Salvation Army continues to stage emergency disaster supplies at the Boulder County Municipal Airport to be distributed across areas affected by the current Colorado flooding.


Ft. Collins, CO
• Earlier today, Salvation Army personnel deployed to provide assistance to evacuees at the Timberline Church located at 2908 S Timberline Rd., Ft. Collins, CO 80525.  This evening, personnel served 200 for dinner at this location.

Jefferson County
• Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel provided support for evacuees at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds located at 15200 W 6th Ave. Service Rd., Golden, CO 80401.  Teams will continue to provide relief tomorrow.


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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