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 www.tsacs.org/registertoring.
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 www.imsalvationarmy.org, or by making a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.About The Salvation Army