Serving First Responders Amid Blaine County Fire
A wildfire has been burning since Thursday afternoon and over 10,000 acres of land have been lost to the fire. The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma’s Emergency Disaster Relief team is serving the first responders of Blaine County as they operate.
Multiple agencies are working to put out the fire, and The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma has sent out a mobile feeding unit to provide nourishment as they labor. Through this effort, trained Salvation Army volunteers and staff are able to provide warm meals, snacks, cold water, along with emotional and spiritual care. Over 450 meals and 1,000 snacks have been served to those working diligently to eliminate the fire.
With outside temperatures continuing to climb, The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma is providing chests full of ice to ensure the firefighters remain properly hydrated. The Salvation Army continues to work closely with first responders to determine what the needs are as response efforts continue.