Dallas, TX (April 10, 2011) — Salvation Army locations across West Texas have joined forces to provide aid to the many firemen, policemen, and other first responders of the wildfires spreading rapidly across West Texas. The Salvation Army will continue its efforts to aid responders into next week as needed.
The Salvation Army is on scene in Guthrie where they served snacks and meals to first responders on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10. On Saturday, this crew served 130 lunches and 135 dinners totaling 265 meals provided.
Also on Saturday, April 9, Salvation Army volunteers and staff responded to the wildfire south of Post and served 50 meals to responders.
Salvation Army units in Midland, Big Spring and Odessa have responded by sending 3 Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) each able to supply 2500 meals per day, to support firefighters in the city of Midland. The Salvation Army Disaster Canteen from El Paso will be leaving for Ft. Davis on Monday morning and will be stocked and prepared to stay for several days.
Individuals can aid The Salvation Army’s effort by volunteering with the Disaster Alert Response Team (DART) by calling 806-765-9434. This team of volunteers goes out to the scene of disasters with Salvation Army staff to assist victims and responders.
Monetary donations to support The Salvation Army Texas Wildfire Relief can be made by mail to P.O.Box 36607, Dallas, TX 75235, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at www.salvationarmytexas.org