Salvation Army supports evacuees of West Fire in East County San Diego

July 08, 2018
Rachael Fowler | | (619) 446-0294

Alpine, CA (July 8, 2018) – In response to the West Fire in East County San Diego, The Salvation Army will participate at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Alpine Library to serve those affected by the fire. As of 8 a.m. today, the fire had burned 504 acres and was 81 percent contained, with 18 structures destroyed.

The LAC is located at the Alpine Branch Library at 1752 Alpine Blvd. in Alpine and will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 9. 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 family store vouchers, Home Depot and Walmart gift cards, and emotional and spiritual care.

The Salvation Army was on high alert since the beginning of fire and has ramped up response as needs arose. The Salvation Army began response on Friday afternoon, providing hydration, snacks and spiritual support throughout Alpine. The Salvation Army will continue this service from 1-7 p.m. today.

While continually assessing needs, The Salvation Army is prepared to expand its service to those affected by the fire for as long as necessary.

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

Those wishing to help can:

            Give online at

            Mail a check to The Salvation Army 
            2320 Fifth Ave.
            San Diego, CA 92101

            Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (2769)

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