The Salvation Army Increases Response as Wildfires Continue to Spread in Northern California
Sacramento, CA— The Salvation Army in Northern California is now responding to four major wildfire incidents; the August Complex which is now the largest wildfire in California state history, the Red Salmon Complex, the deadly and destructive North Complex Fire, and the LNU Lightning Complex. The nonprofit has crews from all over the region responding not only in their local communities, but helping out their neighbors to make sure wildfire evacuees are fed. We are working with the state, counties, and other relief organizations like the American Red Cross to provide 1,420 meals every day to people in hotels and shelters. We expect that number to rise as wildfire and evacuations continue to grow.
August Complex & Red Salmon Complex Response:
The Salvation Army of Eureka is currently providing 225 meals per day to evacuees staying at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale.
North Complex Fire Response:
The Salvation Army of Oroville and Chico are providing a total of 650 meals per day to wildfire evacuees in Butte County. Of those meals, 450 are going to evacuees who have been placed at a hotel in Oroville and 200 are going to evacuees at the Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley.
LNU Lightning Complex Response:
The Salvation Army of Napa is still providing meals to evacuees placed in four hotels in the city. Our Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy, which provides training for men and women who have overcome homelessness and/or addiction, is preparing 150 meals per day for those evacuees.
Evacuees Sent to Other Cities:
The state is working with disaster relief agencies and area hotels to relocate and house evacuees in other cities throughout Northern California. The Salvation Army is currently providing 195 meals per day to two hotels in Yuba City and 200 meals per day to three hotels in Roseville.
How To Help & Find Help
The Salvation Army needs the help and support of the community to continue serving survivors and evacuees of these devastating wildfires. We rely solely on donations to operate. At this time, we are only accepting monetary gifts. By calling 1-888-SA-HELP1 you can find information on how to donate or find out where The Salvation Army is serving. This information is also available at gosalarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army operates one of the largest federally recognized emergency disaster services agencies in Northern California and Northern Nevada. We are part of the communities in which we serve, putting us on the ground before, during and long after an emergency occurs. The Salvation Army began on the streets of London in 1865. Ever since, the nonprofit has worked tirelessly to help anyone in need in the name of God without discrimination. Learn more at gosalarmy.org.