Colorado Wildfires: Salvation Army Marshall Fire Support

Jan 3, 2022 | by Tori Jaworski

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Salvation Army Providing at Disaster Assistance Centers

Lafayette, CO (January 3, 2022) – The Marshall fire that swept quickly through Boulder County on Dec. 30, 2021, is the most destructive in Colorado history in terms of the number of homes destroyed. Officials have released information that 991 structures were destroyed with another 127 damaged. 

In response to the fires, The Salvation Army provided feeding support of nearly 4,000 meals to people that received sheltering support and first responders. The Salvation Army is currently stationed at The Disaster Assistance Center (1755 South Public Road, Lafayette, CO 80027) that will open to the public on Monday, January 3, 2022. The Disaster Assistance Center is expected to be open for 3 - 4 weeks to provide assistance to families displaced by the fires. 

“We will continue to partner with Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief on feeding efforts at the Disaster Assistance Center,” said Executive Director of Emergency Disaster Services, Ian Anderson. “Salvation Army volunteers will continue to be present to serve meals and provide snacks and drinks to those who come to receive assistance.” 

Until we are able to further assess the needs of those affected by the fires, we highly encourage those wishing to help to make monetary donations at this time at https://salarmy.us/firerelief2022 or text FIRERELIEF to 51555. 

For more information regarding The Salvation Army Emergency Services or to support its Colorado fire relief efforts, please visit: intermountaineds.salvationarmy.org

To learn more about The Salvation Army, visit http://www.imsalvationarmy.org

Emergency Disaster Services is one of the many services provided by The Salvation Army. In an emergency, The Salvation Army’s first goal is to meet the basic needs of first responders and those affected by the emergency. The second goal is to assist with the recovery, which can last for years. 

Media Contact:
Tori Jaworski
Tori.Jaworski@usw.salvationarmy.org
Cell: 832-233-5437

 


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