Released 29 June 2012
Colorado Springs, CO (June 29, 2012) - The Salvation Army is still serving meals, snacks and drinks from shelter sites, mobile kitchens, on the fire lines, at the Emergency Operations Center and in neighborhoods where families are being allowed to return.
The Salvation Army is on site at the following shelters:
-Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs
-YMCA on Jetwing in Colorado Springs
-Cripple Creek High School in Cripple Creek
-Lewis Palmer High School in Monument
In addition, The Salvation Army is also providing the following:
-Meal service for the shelter operation in Divide, when needed
-Three meals a day for 1,000 fire fighters and Hot Shot teams at Station 9, near Garden of the Gods
-Lunch and dinner for 300 at the El Paso County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
-Beginning Saturday, June 30, snacks, water and Gatorade for fire fighters on the fire lines
-Snack and drink service for the families that are being allowed back into their homes
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, by donating online at www.imsalvationarmy.org, or by making a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
Although The Salvation Army is not requesting in-kind goods donations at this time, gifts of gently-used household goods, clothing, etc., are always needed by Salvation Army Family Stores to support their work in the local community. Find out more at www.satruck.com