Released 2 December 2012
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster (EDS) team, manned by volunteers from Estes Park and Ft. Collins, will continue to be on site at Estes Park High School until after breakfast tomorrow morning, but is prepared to provide support for Fern Lake Fire evacuees as long needed.
The team will continue to serve snacks, drinks, and meals to those at the evacuee center. We are truly thankful for the outpouring of support from local businesses as we continue to meet the needs of the evacuees of the Fern Lake Fire. Famous Dave's will be providing the food for tonight's dinner. Breakfasts will be provided by the Egg & I and McDonald's tomorrow morning.
In addition, with the help of Verizon, The Salvation Army has been able to set up a charging station for cell phones and other mobile devices at the mobile feeding unit.
The best way to help fire survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. There are a variety of ways public can support The Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts:
- Online: Visit www.imsalvationarmy.org
- Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY - Designate gift "Disaster Relief"
- Mail: Designate "Disaster Relief" on check/money order, mail to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 2369
Denver, CO 80201-2369
At this point, in-kind donations are not being accepted outside the disaster area. Used clothing and used furniture are seldom required during an incident. However, these gifts are vitally important in supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army. Please consider giving these items to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store: more information at www.SATruck.com or 1-800-SA-TRUCK.