Salvation Army Responds to French Fire

Aug 26, 2021 | by Jennifer Byrd

The Salvation Army’s Bakersfield Community Center has served more than 200 meals to French Fire evacuees at the Woodrow Wallace Middle School. Staff from The Salvation Army in Modesto and Turlock has been deployed to continue the feeding operation as the fire expands.  

As one of the nation’s major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army is on the ground before, during and after a disaster strikes. Immediate response can include providing meals, drinks, snacks, and emotional and spiritual care to evacuees and first responders. In a major disaster, like the CZU Lightening Complex Fire of 2020, The Salvation Army can initiate long-term recovery efforts. That may include helping with disaster reconstruction, or rebuilding homes, replacing generators, power poles and septic tanks, and even providing rental assistance.

To support The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Response efforts to provide relief to wildfire evacuees and first responders, please make monetary donations online at You can also donate by phone at (888) 214-8229.

Providing meals at the following locations:

3240 Erskine Creek Rd.

Lake Isabella, CA 93240

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