The Salvation Army Continues To Assist KIncade Fire Evacuees As Fire Crews Increase Containment

October 30, 2019
Sam Jarosz, Public Relations Director | | (563) 449-4286

The Salvation Army Continues To Assist Kincade Fire Evacuees As Fire Crews Increase Containment

Nonprofit has served at least 6,000 meals to evacuees in just a week since the fire began

What:   The Salvation Army is continuing to feed Kincade Fire evacuees in Napa, San Rafael and Petaluma. So far, the nonprofit has served approximately 6,000 meals in just a week. We are currently serving at four shelters and provided breakfast to a church this morning. We deployed a new crew to the response effort. The Roseville Emergency Disaster Services canteen deployed early this morning to relieve some of the crews which have been working nonstop over the past week to help thousands of evacuees.

Why:  At time of release, CAL FIRE reported the Kincade Fire at more than 76,000 acres and was 30% contained. It started Wednesday evening northeast of Geyserville. The fire agency reported at least 206 structures have been destroyed and 40 others damaged. More than 4,800 fire personnel are working to keep this fire from spreading into heavily populated areas.

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As one of the nation’s major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army is on the ground before, during and after a disaster strikes. When the Kincade Fire broke out early Friday morning, the nonprofit was ready to respond quickly and efficiently. The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human needs in God’s name without discrimination. 

Who:  The Salvation Army has activated corps from across Northern California to respond to this disaster. Corps from Auburn, Napa (including those from the Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy), Oroville, Petaluma, Redding, Roseville, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, and Solano County, and volunteers are serving meals to thousands of evacuees at the locations listed below. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as long as there is a need. Several other corps are on standby to respond as the need grows.


  • Crosswalk Church

2590 1st St., Napa, CA 94558

  • Napa Valley Expo

575 3rd St., Napa, CA 94559

  • Marin County Fairgrounds
    10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Petaluma Veterans Center
  • Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Delivered breakfast to Iglesias Christina in Petaluma
  • When:  Wednesday, October 30 to TBD

                  Meals served at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.


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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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