EDS Provides Vital Relief for Those Affected by the Goodwin Fire

July 14, 2017
SCOTT JOHNSON | scott.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org | (480) 415-4911

EDS Provides Vital Relief for Those Affected by the Goodwin Fire

Prescott, Ariz. - The recent Goodwin Fire, which started south of Prescott, Arizona, burned over 28,000 acres, closing major roadways and requiring many residents of nearby communities to evacuate for several days.

At the request of Yavapai County Emergency Management, The Salvation Army mobilized its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team to send in reinforcements.

Corps Officer Lieutenant Elaine Mansoor of The Salvation Army Prescott and Prescott Valley Corps was on-site organizing relief efforts when the fire first broke on June 24, and The Salvation Army fed nearly 100 displaced individuals, volunteers and first responders at a Red Cross shelter in a 24-hour span. 

In the week that ensued, Salvation Army units dispatched from Flagstaff, Tucson, Show Low and Las Vegas helped served over 3,100 meals and more than 29,000 snacks at eight different locations - as well as distributed vital toiletries, clothing, bedding, water and additional food donated by generous corporate partners, local businesses and the community at large... all of who also donated their time and monetary resources to The Salvation Army to help their neighbors in need.

"I continue to be humbled by how this community, locally and in the Valley, join together to help their neighbors," said Lieutenant Mansoor. "In times of need, The Salvation Army is there, but that can only be possible when communities band together for the common good."

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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