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Salvation Army, USA Central Territory
Jeffrey S Curnow
Local Contact: Salvation Army, Milwaukee County
Community Relations Director
The Salvation Army Serves More than 10,000 Meals, Drinks, Nutritional Items in Relief of Colorado Flooding
(DENVER, September 16, 2013) —As of Sunday, September 15, Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel had provided first responders and evacuees of the Colorado floods with more than 10,000 meals, drinks and nutritional items in just 72 hours.
The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations:
- Salvation Army teams provided more than 2,000 meals, drinks and nutritional items to first responders and law enforcement at the Boulder County Incident Command Post and continue to provide support today.
- Personnel continue to provide support to evacuees at the Mapleton YMCA where Boulder County first requested The Salvation Army to provide assistance early Thursday morning.
- Salvation Army teams distributed more than 36,000 bottles of water generously provided by corporate partner King Soopers.
· The Salvation Army will continue to serve meals at Timberline Church. The shelter will remain available long-term over the next 30-90 days. Salvation Army personnel have served more 2,130 meals, drinks and nutritional items to evacuees at this location since it opened Friday.
- The Salvation Army's Casper emergency disaster services team deployed to St. Vrain Memorial Building shelter and served more than 3,000 meals, drinks and nutiritional items to evacuees yesterday.
- The Salvation Army continues to provide support the Jefferson County Incident Command Post.
- Yesterday, Salvation Army personnel provided over 1,500 meals, drinks and nutritional items to first responders, bridge & road crews and law enforcement at this location.
How to Help:
Monetary donations are needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.
To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate "Colorado Floods." You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated "Colorado Floods" and sent to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304
In-kind donations are not currently being accepted for the Colorado flood disaster. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name
without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30
million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through
the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is
used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or
deducted from your prepaid balance. Message & Data Rates May Apply. All
charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is
available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and TMobile. By participating
you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions, that you are 18 yrs. or
older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account
holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the
Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy
policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888