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Dangerous wildfires are burning in multiple counties throughout Northern California. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has already deployed multiple teams to provide meal services at evacuation centers - including Tubbs Fire, Cascade Fire, Lobo Fire and McCourtney Fire. Follow updates on Facebook.
We are in week two of wildfire relief. The following is information about where we are feeding evacuees and first responders. At each location, our Officers and volunteer staff are also available to provide emotional and spiritual care.
The Salvation Army has recently added two evacuation centers to distribute meals. Those sites are Elsie Allen High School (599 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa) and Lawrence Cook Middle School (2480 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa).
Since Monday the 9th, The Salvation Army has fed more than 22,000 people from several other evacuation centers in Sonoma County:
In Napa County, The Salvation Army has served more than 16,000 meals through Saturday, October 14.
Since last week, The Salvation Army has distributed nearly 1,400 meals at Solano Community College (4000 Suisun Valley RD, Fairfield).
A team served over 700 meals at the Twin Cities Church and First Baptist Church last week.
The Emergency Disaster Services team is currently planning to extend meal services and other care at all sites for as long as necessary. We continue to assess the situation daily and provide additional services as needed.
The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. 100% of your gift will be used in support of our relief efforts. It may be used to provide food and drinks to survivors, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, direct financial aid to those effected, or to support disaster relief workers serving in the area.
Donate by Mail:
The Salvation Army – Western Territory
PO Box 80066
Prescott, AZ 86304-8066
(Please designate "Northern California Fires" on all checks.)
Donate by Phone:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri is in Santa Rosa to work with The Salvation Army's wildfire relief team. His aim is to serve delicious food to people who have been affected by these terrible fires.
The Salvation Army helps meet the needs of disaster survivors in a variety of ways.
As one of the nation's major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army recognizes the critical importance of being prepared for natural and manmade disasters. Therefore, we take steps to ensure our own ability to respond quickly and efficiently to a disaster, while also working to educate other disaster professionals and the public at large about how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.
Immediate Emergency Response
Emergency response services are activated on short notice according to an agreed-upon notification procedure coordinated with federal, state and local governments. Typically, Salvation Army personnel and resources will congregate at predetermined staging areas, entering the impacted area only once government first responders have indicated that it is safe and constructive to do so. These immediate response activities include food and hydration services, shelter, cleanup and emergency communication assistance to put victims in touch with their loved ones.
Long-Term Disaster Recovery
Depending on the magnitude of the disaster, The Salvation Army may continue providing immediate response services, such as emergency shelter and food service, well into the recovery process. Additionally, The Salvation Army will often coordinate with local, state and federal entitie