(Colorado Springs, CO) August 12, 2013 – This past weekend, The Salvation Army provided 955 meals, 800 drinks and 100 snacks to first responders and debris removal volunteers after the Manitou Springs Flash Flood that struck Friday evening.
In addition, The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services personnel provided meals to flood survivors at The Community Congregational Church where a Red Cross Evacuation Center has been established. The Salvation Army is providing additional relief from its RJ Montgomery Homeless Center located at 709 S. Sierra Madre Avenue to meet needs such as shelter, food and clothing.
This flooding impacted not only residents and small business owners but the vulnerable populations that live in the low-lying areas of Manitou Springs, including 15 homeless men and women who lost all of their possessions in just 48 hours. The Salvation Army is currently working to meet the short-term recovery needs of these individuals and many more.
The Salvation Army El Paso County is always here to support the community and for as long as needed when disaster strikes, providing for the needs of those impacted.
100 K – 12 Students Awarded “Back-to-School Shopping Spree” From Colorado Springs Utilities and The Salvation Army
(Colorado Springs, CO) August 2, 2013 – Tomorrow morning, 100 students in need will have the opportunity to shop at Sears at the Chapel Hills Mall for brand new school clothing. The Salvation Army’s “Back to School Shopping Spree” will help disadvantaged kids from across El Paso County to gear up for the 2013 academic year.
Each child will receive a $100 Sears gift card to purchase new clothing and/or uniforms. All student participants will be paired with a Colorado Springs Utilities employee whom has volunteered to chaperone for the fun day of back-to-school shopping.
“This is definitely a great way to make a difference in a child’s life,” said Major Richard Larson, County Coordinator for The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army El Paso County has partnered with Sears at Chapel Hills Mall and Colorado Springs Utilities over the last six years to provide this much needed event. For more information, please visit www.tsacs.org.