The Salvation Army Responds to Goodwin Fire

June 28, 2017
SCOTT JOHNSON | scott.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org | (480) 415-4911

The Salvation Army Responds to Goodwin Fire

PRESCOTT, Ariz. The Salvation Army has responded to a request from Yavapai County Emergency Management for assistance in supporting those affected by the Goodwin Fire by mobilizing The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team.

Lieutenant Elaine Mansoor from The Salvation Army Prescott Corps has been on-site since the fire first broke, with reinforcements now coming to address the escalating situation. By tonight, The Salvation Army will have two canteen units on-site capable of serving 1,500 meals per day for residents, first responders and volunteers.

In the last 24 hours, The Salvation Army has fed nearly 100 people at a Red Cross shelter.

“We are grateful to be in a position to provide this critical support,” said Salvation Army EDS Director Major Wayne Froderberg, “but we could not do so without the support of corporations such as Bashas’ Family of Stores, which has partnered with us throughout the month of June to raise funds for our fire relief efforts and is stepping up with additional corporate dollars today.”

Everything The Salvation Army does also relies heavily on the generous donations we receive from the community. Monetary donations are currently our greatest need, as those funds will enable us to purchase vital personal items for our neighbors that have been affected by this fire.”

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation can text the word Goodwin to 51555 or go online to prescott.salvationarmy.org or salvationarmyphoenix.org.

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