Salvation Army supports evacuees of Lilac Fire

December 08, 2017
Rachael Fowler | | (619) 768-3671

Salvation Army supports evacuees of Lilac Fire

Providing care to evacuees at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego, CA (December 8, 2017) - The Lilac Fire in North County continues to grow fierce and is cause for evacuation numbers to continually increase. As of 9:20 am this morning, the fire had burned 4,100 acres and was 0 percent contained, with 65 structures destroyed.

The Salvation Army was on high alert since the beginning of fires and has ramped up response as needs arose. The Salvation Army began response last night, providing water, food, ice, shovels, rakes, tubs, eye hooks, phone chargers and spiritual support at the Del Mar Fairgrounds evacuation center for large animals. The fairgrounds has hundreds of evacuated large animals and their owners.

After seeing the need, The Salvation Army plans to expand its outreach and respond to volunteers, evacuees and first responders, and continue to serve those affected by the fire for as long as necessary. Fire survivors may receive Salvation Army Thrift Store vouchers to purchase clothes, furniture, dishware, and other household items.

To support The Salvation Army and their fire relief efforts, go to or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Those wishing to help can:
Drop change, dollars or even a check into the Red Kettles
Give online at
Mail a check to The Salvation Army
2320 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (2769)


About The Salvation Army
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 ( 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 or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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