Salvation Army Begins Relief Effort For El Dorado Fire
Los Angeles, September 10, 2020 - - Late yesterday The Salvation Army was asked to assist in the feeding of more than 200 evacuees of the El Dorado wildfire still burning out of control in the San Bernardino Mountains. More than 12,000 acres have been consumed and evacuation orders have included communities near Big Bear Lake. Thanks to the Dennys Restaurant chain in the area, The Salvation Army was able to provide 420 meals (210 dinners Wednesday night and 210 breakfasts Thursday morning) to evacuees in several hotel/motel shelters in Colton, Moreno Valley, Redlands and San Bernardino.
Once evacuation orders are lifted, The Salvation will transition to mobile feeding format and will continue to respond with assistance as long as the situation with the El Dorado Fire remains in doubt. To donate to fire relief, please go to www.salarmy.us/cas-fire-response.
For Media inquiries contact Robert Brennan Director of Communications at The Salvation Army at 818-648-9098
About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 127 years in the United States. More than 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. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 7,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-socal.org.