Salvation Army continues support during Lilac Fire

December 10, 2017
Rachael Fowler | | (619) 446-0294

Providing care to evacuees and fire survivors at Local Assistance Center

San Diego, CA (December 10, 2017) – In response to the Lilac Fire, The Salvation Army will participate at a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Vista Library on Monday, December 11 to serve those affected by the fire.

The Lilac Fire in North County has held a steady 4,100 acres burned and is now 60% contained. The fire destroyed over 182 structures, and caused hundreds of people to evacuate.

The LAC is located at the Vista Library at 700 Eucalyptus Avenue in Vista, California 92084 and will open at 9:00am on Monday. Those affected by the fires and in need of services can to come to the LAC and meet a network of organizations, which offer a variety of services.

As a participant in the LAC, The Salvation Army will provide temporary housing assistance, thrift store vouchers, emergency food assistance, Walmart gift cards and Home Depot gift cards.

The Salvation Army’s canteen will arrive around 8:00am on Monday and serve coffee, water and snacks to those waiting for the LAC. The canteen will be present all day long.

On Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8, The Salvation Army provided water, food, ice, shovels, rakes, tubs, eye hooks and phone chargers to volunteers and evacuees at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

To support The Salvation Army and their fire relief efforts, go to, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Those wishing to help can:

  • Drop change, dollars or a check into the Red Kettles
  • Give online at
  • Mail a check to The Salvation Army, 2320 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Drop off clothing and household donations at any Salvation Army Thrift Store or Drop Box


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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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