Salvation Army provides meals, water for first responders at Substation Fire

The Salvation Army is providing food, water, coffee and snacks for first responders at the Substation Fire near The Dalles. Photo courtesy The Salvation Army Portland

THE DALLES, Ore. – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team in The Dalles began providing meals and hydration to first responders at the Substation Fire Wednesday.

Wednesday evening, the team served 200 sandwiches and 500 snacks and provided 30 bags of ice and two pallets of water to first responders at the Unified Command Center.

Fred Meyer gave the Salvation Army a discount on the sandwiches and the two pallets of water were provided by Home Depot in The Dalles and the Oregon Food Bank. H2Oregon will help provide a third pallet of water Thursday.

The Salvation Army began serving crews coffee and snacks at 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Salvation Army says the best way to help fire survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution.

Ways to donate:

Online: https://thedalles.salvationarmy.org/

By phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY - Designate gift "Substation Fire Relief"

By mail:

Designate "Substation Fire Relief" on check/money order, mail to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief

8495 SE Monterey Ave.

Happy Valley, OR 97086

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