The Salvation Army Brings in Additional Resources for Waldo Canyon Fire

June 27, 2012
Ken Cavallero |

The Salvation Army Brings in Additional Resources for Waldo Canyon Fire

Colorado Springs, CO (June 27, 2012) –  As the Waldo Canyon Fire continues to threaten Colorado Springs, The Salvation Army is assessing the needs of the new evacuees and The Salvation Army’s ability to respond to those needs. In ordered to better assist those evacuated to local shelter sites, The Salvation Army is bringing additional Emergency Disaster teams from Montana and Wyoming. In addition, a team will be arriving at the Summit Elementary School shelter in Divide, Colorado and Palmer Lewis High School in Monument today to begin feeding evacuees at those shelters.

In Colorado Springs, The Salvation Army is currently running all feeding operations at YMCA Southeast Family Center Shelter and Cheyenne Mountain High School Shelter. The Salvation Army’s local units are providing for survivors’ immediate needs, such as food, water, and comfort.
If members of the community would like to volunteer to help with Waldo Canyon Fire relief efforts, they can register online at

An appeal is being made for financial assistance to fund the relief work in Colorado.  Those who wish to support The Salvation Army’s disaster response may do so by sending a check earmarked “Disaster Relief or Wild Fires” to their local Salvation Army office, or by donating online at, or by making a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. 

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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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