THE SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES TO ASSST KINCADE FIRE EVACUEES AS FIRE CREWS INCREASE CONTAINMENT

October 30, 2019
Sam Jarosz, Public Relations Director | samantha.jarosz@usw.salvationarmy.org | (563) 449-4286

The Salvation Army Continues To Assist Kincade Fire Evacuees As Fire Crews Increase Containment

Nonprofit has served at least 6,000 meals to evacuees in just a week since the fire began

What:   The Salvation Army is continuing to feed Kincade Fire evacuees in Napa, San Rafael and Petaluma. So far, the nonprofit has served approximately 6,000 meals in just a week. We are currently serving at four shelters and provided breakfast to a church this morning. We deployed a new crew to the response effort. The Roseville Emergency Disaster Services canteen deployed early this morning to relieve some of the crews which have been working nonstop over the past week to help thousands of evacuees.

Why:  At time of release, CAL FIRE reported the Kincade Fire at more than 76,000 acres and was 30% contained. It started Wednesday evening northeast of Geyserville. The fire agency reported at least 206 structures have been destroyed and 40 others damaged. More than 4,800 fire personnel are working to keep this fire from spreading into heavily populated areas.

Click the following link for the latest on evacuations https://fire.ca.gov/incidents/2019/10/23/kincade-fire/

As one of the nation’s major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army is on the ground before, during and after a disaster strikes. When the Kincade Fire broke out early Friday morning, the nonprofit was ready to respond quickly and efficiently. The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs in God’s name without discrimination. 

Who:  The Salvation Army has activated corps from across Northern California to respond to this disaster. Corps from Auburn, Napa (including those from the Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy), Oroville, Petaluma, Redding, Roseville, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, and Solano County, and volunteers are serving meals to thousands of evacuees at the locations listed below. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as long as there is a need. Several other corps are on standby to respond as the need grows.

Where:

  • Crosswalk Church

2590 1st St., Napa, CA 94558

  • Napa Valley Expo

575 3rd St., Napa, CA 94559

  • Marin County Fairgrounds
    10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Petaluma Veterans Center
  • Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Delivered breakfast to Iglesias Christina in Petaluma
  • When:  Wednesday, October 30 to TBD

                  Meals served at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

     

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 (HumanNeedsIndex.org). 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 www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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