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Donations Needed to Replenish Salvation
Army Emergency Supplies
Los Angeles, California - - September 2, 2009. The Station Fire is the largest wildfire in the history of Los Angeles County having consumed more than 140,000 acres (218 square miles). To date it has also destroyed 92 houses and other structures worth $14 million and has cost more than $20 million to fight. But favorable weather conditions have helped fire fighters increase containment of the blaze from 5 percent on Monday to more than 22 percent by late Tuesday.
Since Salvation Army Emergency
Disaster Services has been engaged with the support effort, The Salvation Army
has served more than 1,500 meals to
those seeking refuge in emergency disaster shelters.
Salvation Army staff and
volunteers continue to serve at these shelters as needed supplying not only
nourishment for the body, but for the mind and soul as well. Trained Salvation
Army officers and staff are offering counseling and spiritual comfort to
Map of wildfires in the region. View larger map.
Looking ahead to the near
future, Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel have already made
preliminary contact with other social service agencies for case management for
the fire survivors who will shortly be faced with the daunting task of
rebuilding their homes and their lives. When the fires go out and the headlines
die down, The Salvation Army will continue to provide vital social services for
those impacted by the Station Fire.
Monetary donations continue to be the organization’s most
pressing need. To help The Salvation Army help those whose lives have been
disrupted by the Station Fire, call 1 – 800 – SAL – ARMY or visit www.salvationarmy-socal.org and
you are interested in learning about becoming a disaster relief volunteer for
future emergency events, please visit www.salvationarmy-socal.org and
click on “What You Can Do.”