The Salvation Army served nearly
via disaster relief services in 2018.
As 8,527 wildfires marked the deadliest disaster season in California’s history, The Salvation Army was on the front lines, assisting evacuees, first responders, and more than 300,000 displaced families. In fact, as the fires raged on, so did we. Throughout the months of peril, we staffed eight evacuation centers; provided almost 180,000 meals, drinks, and snacks; and distributed donations from our warehouse to more than 4,500 individuals. But we didn’t stop there. In other regions of the country, where volcanoes and hurricanes uprooted thousands, we delivered infant supplies, comfort kits, and meals to disaster survivors. And we’re staying the course. Thanks to our generous donors, we’re investing in continued efforts to rebuild communities still suffering from the catastrophic 2017 hurricane season.