Salvation Army Follows Flood Waters Northeast to Logan, Sedgwick Counties

September 17, 2013
Courtney Culpepper | courtney.culpepper@usw.salvationarmy.org | (303) 860-5460

Denver, CO (September 17, 2013 8:00AM) –  Since activation, The Salvation Army has provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and a staggering 85,560 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees.

In the past 24 hours, The Salvation Army expanded services into Weld, Morgan and Logan Counties in response to the growing need for assistance across flood impacted areas of Colorado. 

As flood waters move across the state, The Salvation Army prepares to provide for those areas to be hit in the days ahead.  Additional Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel called in to manage increased needs arrived from Utah, Wyoming, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington.

The Salvation Army prepares to move into Disaster Assistance Centers, scheduled to being operating in Boulder, Weld, and Larimer Counties in the next 48 hours.

The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations:

Boulder
· Deployed to provide meals to newly evacuated survivors at the Coors Event Center.
· Providing meals to first responders, law enforcement and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post.
· Providing support to evacuees at the Mapleton YMCA.


Ft. Collins
· The Salvation Army will continue to serve meals at long-term shelter Timberline Church, where personnel served more than 800 meals yesterday and even cared for evacuees’ pets. 
Longmont
· Providing support to St. Vrain Memorial Community Center and Mead High School.

Jefferson County
· Providing support to National Guard at the Arvada Fire Training Center.


Weld County
· Serving first responders and law enforcement at the Miliken Fire Department.

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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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.

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