Contra Costa, CA (September 9, 2013) The Salvation Army of Concord has deployed its canteen (mobile feeding unit) to the Morgan Fire burning near Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services personnel are there to serve meals, snacks and water to first responders and those impacted by the fire.
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Last night, The Salvation Army served 375 dinners to the first responders on the fire lines and an additional 35 meals to local evacuees. Earlier this morning, the canteen moved to Camp Parks in Dublin to assist with the feeding of the incoming strike teams. At the request from fire incident command, The Salvation Army prepared and served 400 breakfast meals.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.