How The Salvation Army is responding to the ongoing emergency in Northern California
The Salvation Army Serving Thousands Of Meals Daily To Kincade Fire Evacuees
Nonprofit activates additional corps and volunteers from across Northern California to answer the growing call for help
The Salvation Army is serving more than 2,200 per day to evacuees at five shelters for evacuees from the Kincade Fire. Approximately 200,000 people are under evacuation orders as the wildfire burns near Windsor, Healdsburg, and Kellog. Thousands more have been put on notice to evacuate as winds are expected to pick back up again this week.
At time of posting, CAL FIRE reported the Kincade Fire at more than 66,000 acres and was 5% contained. It started early Friday morning northeast of Geyserville. The fire agency reported at least 96 structures have been destroyed and 16 others damaged. More than 4,100 fire personnel are working to keep this fire from spreading into heavily populated areas.
Click the following link for the latest on evacuations https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2019/10/23/kincade-fire/
As one of the nation’s major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army is on the ground before, during and after a disaster strikes. When the Kincade Fire broke out early Friday morning, the nonprofit was ready to respond quickly and efficiently. The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs in God’s name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army has activated additional corps to respond to this disaster. Corps from Auburn, Napa (including those from the Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy), Oroville, Petaluma, Redding, Roseville, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, and Solano County, and volunteers are serving meals to thousands of evacuees at the locations listed below. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as long as there is a need. Several other corps are on standby to respond as the need grows.
- • Crosswalk Church
- • Napa Valley Expo
- • Napa Valley College
- • Marin County Fairgrounds
10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
- • Petaluma Veterans Center
When: Monday, October 28 to TBD
Meals served at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
The Salvation Army is only taking monetary donations at this time for those looking for a way to help with the disaster response. They can give at www.kincaderesponse.org.
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