The Salvation Army to serve meals at the Butte County evacuation center

July 07, 2017
Sydney Fong | sydney.fong@usw.salvationarmy.org | (916) 563-3731

Oroville, CA—The Salvation Army will start a meal service later tonight at an emergency evacuation center for Butte County residents who have been affected by the recent Wall Fire.  A team from The Salvation Army Roseville Corps is currently en route to the Church of the Nazarene in Oroville (2238 Monte Vista Ave) to provide assistance at the site.

Cal Fire has reported that 1,000 acres near the town of Bangor have been destroyed by the wildfire.

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