When disaster strikes, assistance usually isn't too far away.Last week, The Salvation Army provided over 1,000 volunteer hours, 25,000 meals and snacks and 27,000 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees of the Black Forest Fire. Now,  Emergency Disaster Services teams continue to aid those impacted by the fire as they begin returning to the area, and the need for assistance remains heavy.

With more than  500 homes lost, the Salvation Army has already given $50,000 to survivors for immediate needs.

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Recovery efforts to counter the Black Forest Fire’s extensive devastation will be long-term, and The Salvation Army plans to be present as long as there is need; however, they definitely need community support to do what they do.

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The Salvation Army still  continues to provide recovery aid to those impacted by last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon and High Park fires. Though this recovery continues, the  expenses have  exceeded donations received for these efforts.

Monetary donations are desperately needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the long recovery ahead. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

If you would like to offer financial assistance, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Fires” and sent to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304