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Salvation Army nearly doubles number of meals served to wildfire survivors

The Salvation Army says it is now providing at least 2,700 meals per day across eight cities to wildfire survivors across Northern California.

Posted: Sep 18, 2020 3:46 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Salvation Army says it is now providing at least 2,700 meals per day across eight cities to wildfire survivors across Northern California.

The increase comes as wildfire evacuees from neighboring states, like Oregon, are placed in California hotels. The nonprofit has crews from all over the region responding not only in their local communities, but helping out their neighbors to make sure wildfire evacuees are fed.

The nonprofit says it is working with the state, counties, and other relief organizations like the American Red Cross to serve evacuees who have been placed in hotels due to COVID-19 restrictions that do not allow for large community-style shelters.

Salvation Army says it is currently providing meals to evacuees placed in 45 hotels.

In response to the North Complex West Zone, the Salvation Army of Oroville and Chico are providing a total of 415 meals per day to wildfire survivors at six hotels in Butte County. In Yuba City, they are providing at least 330 meals per day for evacuees at seven hotels.

They're also providing 195 meals per day to August Complex and Red Salmon Complex evacuees staying at eight hotels.

Now, disaster relief agencies say they're working with California and Oregon to place wildfire evacuees at hotels in Northern California.

The Salvation Army of Redding is currently providing 1,200 meals per day to evacuees at eight hotels in Yreka. In Roseville, and Sacramento, the nonprofit is providing a total of 468 meals per day to evacuees placed in twelve hotels.

The Salvation Army relies solely on donations to operate. At this time, they are only accepting monetary gifts. Those interested in helping and supporting the Salvation Army can call 1-888-SA-HELP1. you can find information on how to donate or find out where The Salvation Army is serving. This information is also available at gosalarmy.org. 

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 898799

Reported Deaths: 17305
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Riverside657571279
San Bernardino617261070
Orange580101440
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Butte304652
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Napa192815
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Lake67915
Glenn6523
Nevada6038
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Amador31716
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Mono1762
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Trinity260
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