Nonprofit pulls together additional corps and volunteers across Northern California to answer the call for help at six shelters
What: The Salvation Army will serve lunch and dinner today to thousands of people at six shelters for evacuees from the Kincade Fire. Evacuations are underway in Sonoma County as powerful winds push the wildfire towards Windsor and other towns. The Sonoma County Sheriff tweeted approximately 180,000 people in the county are under evacuation orders. The Salvation Army will serve three meals a day for the foreseeable future at six evacuation shelters from Emergency Disaster Services canteens, providing food and drinks to those who need it most.
Why: At time of release, CAL FIRE reported the Kincade Fire at 30,000 acres and was 10% contained. It started early Friday morning northeast of Geyserville. The fire agency reported at least 79 structures have been destroyed and 14 others damaged. More than 3,000 fire personnel are working to keep this fire from spreading into heavily populated areas.
Click the following link for the latest on evacuations https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2019/10/23/kincade-fire/
As one of the nation’s major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army is on the ground before, during and after a disaster strike. 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: Salvation Army Corps from Redding, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Auburn, Roseville, and Napa, including the Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy graduates, and volunteers will serve 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.
2590 1st St., Napa, Ca. 94558
Napa Valley Expo
575 3rd St., Napa, Ca. 94559
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa, Ca. 94558
American Canyon High School
3000 Newell Dr., American Canyon, Ca. 94503
Marin County Fairgrounds
10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael, Ca. 94903
Petaluma Veterans Center
1094 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma, Ca. 94952
When: Sunday, October 27 to TBD
Meals served at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.