Today the Salvation Army is best known for its charitable efforts. The Salvation Army is a non-governmental relief agency and is usually among the first to arrive with help after natural or man-made disasters. They have worked to alleviate suffering and help people rebuild their lives.
Assistance for the Hungry, Homeless, Wildfire Survivors and so many more...
The Salvation Army will be there before, during and after disasters. Learn more about our current response and recovery efforts.
The Salvation Army provides emergency relief and long-term recovery assistance to individuals and families affected by disaster, providing immediate deployment of mobile canteens equipped with food, water, and emergency supplies by trained staff and volunteers.
Support the Greatest Need
Make a gift that will assist neighbors struggling with personal and natural disasters, now and throughout the year.
Support Wildfire Relief
Make a gift that directly supports evacuees and first responders of California Wildfires.
Last year, The Salvation Army served 7,457 meals, 460 snacks, 8,405 bottles of water/beverages, and provided 1,630 articles of clothing and 1,247 N95 respirator masks. 886 households received short-term financial assistance in the form of gift cards or thrift store vouchers totaling $182,390 toward household recovery.
Rebuilding the community, residences, and homes will take years and The Salvation Army continues to provide financial assistance and support to all communities, as funding is available, until their needs are met. To date, The Salvation Army has provided long-term financial assistance to over 240 households, totaling $564,629.
The Salvation Army Progressing on Long Term Recovery for SoCal Wildfires
To date, 985 individuals have received immediate financial assistance.
LOS ANGELES, CA. December 11, 2018 – The Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire struck Southern California in early November, growing to burn a combined 100,000 acres and destroying more than 1,500 structures. The people of Southern California responded with generosity and empathy through charitable donations. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is taking the lead in distributing assistance with the goal of guiding people through the long road to recovery. Long-term recovery group meeting for LA County to discuss the recovery process are underway. The service statistics for The Salvation Army to date are as follows:
(Last Update: 12/26/2018)
- Financial assistance valued at $219,733 to 1,168 individuals in 502 households.
- More than 1,184 meals, 1,518 snacks and 1,644 beverages served to evacuation centers and through mobile feeding canteens.
- Distributed 144 personal air purifiers, 54 bags of ice and 22 clean-up kits.
- More than 1,180 hours of service from Officers, Staff Members and Volunteers.
- 27 persons prayed with and 91 persons contacted
For people affected by the wildfires looking for assistance, there are two assistance centers currently open:
- Malibu Courthouse (23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265) - Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
- Conrad L. Hilton Foundation (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91362) - Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
You can send help those affected in Southern California by donating online here.
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